Humans as Occupational Beings 1 (10308.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit is co-taught with Humans as Occupational Beings 1 PG, 8937.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate information gathered from an assessment of occupational performance of a child and or adolescent;
2. Apply established theories to develop programs to promote occupational performance and participation of children and or adolescents; and
3. Explain to specialist and non-specialist audiences their rationale for implementing occupation-focused services for children and or adolescents in various practice settings by drawing upon on theory and research.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
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 - 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 - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
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
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
Prerequisites10303 Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.
Incompatible units8937 Humans as Occupational Beings 1 PG
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Mr Thomas Bevitt
Sharma, A., & Cockerill, H. (2022). From birth to five years: Mary Sheridan's from birth to five years: Children's developmental progress (5th ed.). Routledge.
Specific Readings, Websites and Journals
A list of recommended websites and journal articles will be uploaded to Canvas throughout the unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students can use the draft drop boxes to review their assignments for academic integrity purposes. Academic integrity reports might take up to 24 hours. This step is optional, and the students must ensure that the final submission is uploaded in the assignment's drop box by the due date and time.
Students are required to monitor their student email account regarding approval or rejection of the extension request.
Special assessment requirements
Drop in Sessions
Drop-in sessions will be scheduled throughout the semester to provide support to students in completing this unit. By attending these sessions, students will have the opportunity to:
- Clarify unit content, the requirements of the assessment item
- Understand the marking rubric
- Receive feedback regarding the general structure of their intended response.
Teaching staff will not review drafts or provide specific feedback on the content of student work.
Clarification regarding assessment tasks can also be obtained by posting on Canvas discussion boards. Questions raised on discussion boards within 48 hours of the assessment due date/time might not be responded to be teaching staff.
Staff will not respond to assessment task questions raised by email.
Details of the drop in sessions for this unit will be provided on Canvas.
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.
A copy of the procedures used by the Occupational Therapy discipline at UC is available on Canvas.
Once marking and moderation have been completed, students will receive their marks and appropriate feedback. If a student would like to receive further feedback, they are invited to book a time with the unit convener.
Inclusion and engagement
Some of the topics in this unit might be compelling or stressful for some of the students, e.g. complex health conditions in children and adolescents, and discussion of adverse events in childhood, and trauma. Students can access the free counselling service on campus. See information about the Medical and Counselling centre on the UC website or visit the Centre on Building 1, Level B to book an appointment.
It is essential that students actively participate in all lectures and tutorials.
Such participation is required by students to meet the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (2018).
Therefore, except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance at all face-to-face classes 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
The unit utilises the online learning site -Canvas- to provide students with access to readings, learning activities, and communication about the unit. It is expected that students will have basic word processing skills, an ability to use databases to search for journal articles, and regularly access Canvas and their UC email account.
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.
Assessment Task requires familiarity with video making software such as PowerPoint, including narration functions.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Submission of Assignments: All assessments must be submitted via the dropbox on Canvas.
You must keep a copy of all your assignments.
Unless otherwise advised in the assessment instructions, written assessment pieces must conform to the folowing APA 7th edition requirements:
- Font size: 12 pt – Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial
- 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. A printable guide to this referencing style can be found onthe library website at https://canberra.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=27348090 and further informationabout APA referencing can be found at http://canberra.libguides.com/content.php?pid=238252&sid=1966106
- Word or time length / number of pages will be specified as required. The examiner will stop reading, watching or listening when the allocated word or time limit is reached. Content beyond the word or time limit will not be assessed.
In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios 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 https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-support/medical-counselling/counselling