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OT2012 - Cognitive-neurological Determinants of Occupation

[To be introduced in 2013]

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. Subject to commence in 2013.

The purpose of this subject is for students to develop professional skills and competencies in assessment, measurement, intervention planning and implementation of enabling strategies to address personal cognitive-neurological factors which impact on engagement in occupation.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply anatomy and physiology knowledge to the analysis of cognitive-neurological factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • apply knowledge of life span development to the analysis of cognitive-neurological factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • demonstrate competence in measurement, assessment and analysis of cognitive- neurological factors impacting on engagement in occupation;
  • identify appropriate enabling strategies to address issues of cognitive-neurological dysfunction through the use of evidence based practice;
  • demonstrate competence in professional documentation relating to the cognitive- neurological determinates of occupation.

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 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 acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: OT1012 AND BM1031 AND BM1032

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.