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OT1011 - Introduction to Occupation and Occupational Therapy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to occupational therapy students only.

The purpose of this subject is to establish an understanding of the meaning and concept of occupation and to be able to apply an occupational perspective to human situations. Students will engage with the occupational therapy community and identify the foundational processes that underpin occupational therapy practice for enabling change.

Learning Outcomes

  • define and analyse occupation and apply approaches to studying and classifying the relationship to occupation and time use;
  • apply an occupational framework to understanding own experience of occupation over life span and the influence of personal and environmental factors in occupation choice and development;
  • describe the breadth and scope of occupational therapy practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, organisations and populations at an introductory level;
  • define and apply core concepts of occupational therapy practice including occupational therapy process, professional reasoning and interactions of person, environment and occupation at an introductory level.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 x 1 hr lectures per week
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 2 hr workshop per week
  • 5 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must provide evidence of a current senior first aid and CPR certificate by Friday of week 12 in study period 1. All assessment materials must be submitted to pass the subject. A grade of 40% or more on the final examination must be achieved to pass the subject overall. Attendance at tutorials and workshops is compulsory. Students will be required to conduct an interview as part of the assessment requirements for this subject.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching 24-May-2012 to 25-May-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 x 1 hr lectures per week
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 2 hr workshop per week
  • 5 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must provide evidence of a current senior first aid and CPR certificate by Friday of week 12 in study period 1. All assessment materials must be submitted to pass the subject. A grade of 40% or more on the final examination must be achieved to pass the subject overall. Students will be required to conduct an interview as part of the assessment requirements for this subject.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.