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Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy (10303.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Occupational Therapy


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193501) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (174008) - View

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This unit introduces students to the concept of professional reasoning in occupational therapy. Students will learn about the types of professional reasoning and become aware of how they gather information and then use this information to make professional decisions. Through a problem based learning approach students will develop their professional reasoning skills to apply in the unit and in later practice education units.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Recognise the types of practice reasoning and how these can apply to occupational therapy;

2. Apply specific skills in assessment and intervention to improve the occupational performance of individuals with physical, cognitive and psychosocial impairment; and

3. Know how to apply practice reasoning in occupational therapy with individual with impairments and with communities.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hour problem based workshop per week.


Must have passed Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology, 10298, AND Foundations of Occupational Therapy, 10300, AND Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1, 10301.


Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.

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