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OT1012 - Enabling Occupation through Partnerships

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

Available to occupational therapy students only

Students will develop skills in creating partnerships to enhance occupational engagement through observation, interactions, client-centred interviewing, questioning, collaborative goal setting and consultation, being mindful of the contextual factors that influence occupation. Students will extend and apply foundation skills in interpersonal and written communication, therapeutic use of self, introductory group dynamics, articulating occupational therapy concepts, and professional documentation.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the establishment of collaborative relationships in order to gather information about occupational engagement through the application of advanced communication skills;
  • analyse occupational engagement of individuals, groups and communities and determine occupational issues and potential, using the person, occupation and environment framework;
  • construct client-centred occupational goals that promote the benefits of occupational engagement to enhance wellbeing and identity to individuals and community groups and report findings professionally;
  • describe, analyse and reflect on the various contexts and cultures of the local region which influence occupation, health and well-being and the links between occupations in the local context and health and well being.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: OT1011 AND RH1002


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Yvonne Thomas.
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours lectures - 2 x 1 hr lectures for weeks 1 - 3 only
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 2 hr workshop each week
  • 65 hours professional experience
Assessment: presentations (10%); professional reasoning and goal setting (30%); profile (40%); reflection (20%) (60%).
Special Assessment Requirements: All assessment materials must be submitted to pass the subject. Attendance at workshops and placements is compulsory. Students are expected to attend at least 80% of placement and workshops, participate actively and prepare as required for each session. Attendance includes preparing for classes by reading any set notes or readings, and any other preparation specified

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 29-Oct-2012 to 30-Oct-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Yvonne Thomas.
Workload expectations:
  • 4 hours lectures - 2 x 1 hr lectures for weeks 1 and 2 only
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 2 hrs workshop each week
  • 70 hours professional experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); occupational analysis & goal setting (50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: All assessment materials must be submitted to pass the subject.

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.