RH5206 - Assistive Technology Strategies to enable Personal Autonomy
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Occupational
Therapy or Speech Pathology at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international
entry level qualification in one of these professions.
This subject will introduce students to the practice of assistive technology provision
using several inter-professional models/frameworks. Students will gain skills in product
evaluation, as well as learning how to match a persons' multi-faceted needs with available
technology in order to facilitate personal autonomy and participation in wider society.
- critically evaluate the various assistive technology provision models/frameworks and
in particular the roles of the various other health professionals and services involved;
- critically examine the factors that are known to influence assistive technology uptake
- critically evaluate an assistive technology item regarding its design, accessibility
and usability for a specified client;
- critically analyse the personal, technology and environmental factors relevant to
the successful acquisition and use of technology for a specified client;
- create appropriate assistive technology recommendations (including training, service
delivery and on-going support) using a selected provision model/framework for a particular
|To enrol in this subject students will require the knowledge and skills commensurate
with completion of an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy
or Speech Pathology.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Trish Wielandt
- 10 hours lectures - Total of 10 online lectures
- 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2 hourly online workshops/seminar each week
- 100 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||presentations (20%); assignments (50%); portfolio weekly activities (30%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||In order to pass this subject you must successfully meet the pass criteria within
each assessment item and achieve a subject total of 50% or greater.
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