Foundations of Occupational Therapy (10300.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG, 8349.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Synthesise information gathered from a comprehensive occupation analysis and describe contextual aspects of the analysis;
2. Explain the rationale for adopting occupation-focused practice by drawing upon recent and relevant theory, research and literature; and
3. Understand the value and importance of reflective practice for occupational therapy practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Prerequisites10299 Introduction to Occupational Therapy
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 10301 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 AND must be enrolled in 373JA Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
Incompatible units8349 Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Ms Bre Cave|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Ms Bre Cave|
There are no required texts.
List of recommended texts/reading:
Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., Cordier, R. & Gustafsson, L. (Eds.). (2021). Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues (2nd ed). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Curtin, M., Egan, M., & Adams, J. E. (Eds.). (2017). Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: Promoting occupation and participation (7th ed.). Elsevier.
Dancza, K., & Rodger, S. (Eds.). (2018). Implementing occupation-centred practice: a practical guide for occupational therapy practice learning. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Egan, M., & Restall, G. (Eds.). (2022). Promoting occupational participation: Collaborative relationship-focused therapy: 10th Canadian Occupational Therapy Guidelines. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Kielhofner, G. (2009). Conceptual foundations of occupational therapy practice (4th Ed.). F.A. Davis Co.
Schell, B. A. B., & Gillen, G. (Eds.). (2019). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy (13th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Required and recommended readings per week are available on Canvas and via the the University of Canberra Library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
No technology related reasons can be used to explain late or incomplete submissions.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Additional Assessment Information
Assessments will be moderated according to the moderation procedures followed by the Occupational Therapy course. Refer to Canvas for a copy of the moderation guidelines.
Failure to include the hand-signed consent form will result in NIL marks for the assessment.
Provided templates must be used and not altered.
Copies of the relevant consent forms are available on Canvas.
It is essential that students actively participate in all lectures, workshops and tutorials. Such participation is required by students in order to meet the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (2018). Therefore, except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance at all lectures, workshops and tutorials is expected. It is also expected that if students are unable to meet these participation requirements, they inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, by email.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will have basic word processing skills, PowerPoint (or equivalent) skills, an ability to use databases to search for journal articles, and to regularly access their UC email account and Canvas.
Lecturers will communicate with all students via their UC email account and announcements on Canvas. It is the students' responsibility to regularly check their email and Canvas for messages, information and or instructions.
Specific technology requirements must be considered for a timely completion of assignment 1. Teaching staff will not be available to provide technical support for assignment 1 beyond what is provided in the assessment instructions. If assistance is needed, please seek support from the UC Library.
Technology related reasons will not be considered to explain/support late or incomplete submissions.
Assessment 3: Students will be required to access the case scenarios (main characters in a feature film) from streaming platforms which may incur a small fee.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Unless otherwise advised or approved (in writing), written assessment pieces must conform to the following requirements:
- Font size: 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman
- Spacing: double.
- Headings in bold, maximum size 16 pt.
- Margins: no less than 1.5cm on all sides.
- Page numbers: at bottom right hand corner of footer.
- Student identification number: (number only) at top right hand corner of header.
- Reference style to be specified for each assignment.
- Word Limit: The examiner will stop reading when the allocated word limit is reached. Content beyond the word limit will not be assessed. Submissions must be between 90%-100% of the allocated word limit. For recorded presentations, the examiner will stop watching at the time limit indicated in the assessment instructions.
- Unless otherwise specified, all written assessments are to be uploaded in Microsoft word format (.doc or .docx).