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OT3011 - Enhancing Practice Capabilities

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This is subject is only available to students enrolled in occupational therapy.

The purpose of this subject is to equip students with necessary knowledge and skills for practice in a range of clinical areas relevant to the local region. This subject will build on knowledge gained in second year with regard to personal and contextual determinants of occupation, developing this knowledge for application in contemporary practice contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply evidence based practice principles in supporting clinical decision making;
  • synthesise knowledge of the physical, cognitive, psycho-emotional and contextual determinants of occupation in shaping holistic occupational therapy assessment and intervention;
  • demonstrate high quality clinical reasoning skills necessary for the development and delivery of occupational therapy assessment, intervention and evaluation processes;
  • translate professional theoretical knowledge to contemporary practice situations as needed to construct and implement robust intervention strategies.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (60%).

Special Assessment Requirements

In order to pass this subject, students must attend and participate in 80% of the workshops, submit all pieces of assessment, achieve a minimum average of 50% across all practice portfolio items, achieve a minimum of 50% in the viva (oral) exam and achieve a minimum of 50% overall.

Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS2402 AND HS2403 AND (OT2013 OR OT2003) AND (OT2014 OR OT2004) AND (OT2015 OR (OT2011 AND OT2012) OR (RH2001 AND OT2006)) AND RH2002


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Daniel Lowrie, Ms Elizabeth Meechan
Lecturers: Dr Daniel Lowrie, Ms Elizabeth Meechan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures - 1 x 2 hr lecture per week for 13 weeks
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 3 hr workshop per week for 13 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.