Occupational Therapy for Specific Groups (10307.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Know how to apply the occupational therapy process with individual with impairments and with communities;
2. Apply specific skills in assessment and intervention to improve the occupational performance of individuals with impairments; and
3. Apply appropriate practice reasoning when working with individuals and communities to enable occupation.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
Prerequisites10301 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 AND 10303 Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Thomas Bevitt|
There are no required texts for this unit. Written and video materials to support learning will be posted on Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students who are absent from class with appropriate documentation will be supported to develop specific skills via access to written and video material provided on Canvas as required readings. Students are encouraged to receive individual instruction on the skill from other students.
Long absences with appropriate documentation will be considered on merit and an appropriate extension period will be negotiated between unit convener and student.
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.
This unit requires high levels of active participation in order to establish core competencies. Students will need to engage actively with learning tasks in every class.
It is essential that students actively participate in all seminars and exercises.
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 sessions 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
Students will need to develop skills in using Mahara as a repository for evidence of competency.
Preliminary information on using Mahara will be provided in Week 1 of class. Students requiring further advice, or experiencing difficulty with the platform, should seek assistance from library advisers.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Unless otherwise advised in the assessment instructions, written assessment pieces must conform to APA 7th Edition requirements, including:
- Submitted in .doc or .docx format unless otherwise instructed
- Font size: 12 pt – Times New Roman, Callibri or Arial font
- Line spacing: double
- Headings: in bold, maximum size 16 pt.
- Margins: no less than 2.54cm on all sides.
- Page numbers: at bottom right hand corner of footer.
- Student identification number: (number only) at top right hand corner of header.
- References: given in APA 7th edition style (author, date). Information on this referencing styles can befound on the library website at http://canberra.libguides.com/content.php?pid=238252&sid=1966106
Where relevant, word length / number of pages will be specified as required. No +/- 10% tolerance limit is applied, and stated word limits must be strictly adhered to. Details contained in submissions beyond the maximum word count or time limit will not be considered during marking. Specific instructions are available on Canvas.
In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical cases and situations that may be stressful. At UC a free Counselling Service is available for all students. All sessions are confidential. The UC Counselling Service is located in the UC Health and Counselling Centre on Level B in Building 1. For more information please go to
Additional information relating to this unit will be provided on Canvas.