Humans as Occupational Beings 2 (10311.1)
|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 4 - 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 2 PG, 9069.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the impact of various contexts upon the occupational choices and opportunities of older people;
2. Identify and describe how the physical and psychological challenges associated with ageing impact upon the occupational roles and identities of older people; and
3. Conduct an interview with an older person to identify his/her occupational needs and then develop a plan for occupational therapy service that will enable this person to meet some of the identified occupational needs.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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
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 - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesMust have passed Occupation in Context, 10310.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.
Incompatible unitsHumans as Occupational Beings 2 PG, 9069.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Daniela Castro De Jong|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Daniela Castro De Jong|
There are no required texts. However, the following texts are highly recommended:
Related to Ageing and Occupational Therapy
Atwal, A., & McIntyre, A. (2013). Occupational therapy and older people (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Barney, K. F., & Perkinson, M. A. (2016). Occupational therapy with aging adults: promoting quality of life through collaborative practice. Elsevier.
Bortnick, K. (2016). Occupational Therapy Assessment for Older Adults: 100 Instruments for Measuring Occupational Performance. SLACK, Incorporated.
Pozzi, C., Lanzoni, A., Graff, M. J. L., & Morandi, A. (2020). Occupational therapy for older people. Springer International Publishing.
Recommended journal: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics (https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ipog20)
Related to Geriatrics and Gerontology
Blundell, A., & Gordon, A. (2015). Geriatric medicine at a glance. Wiley Blackwell.
Falk Erhag, H., Lagerlöf Nilsson, U., Rydberg Sterner, T., & Skoog, I. (2022). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Capability in Age and Ageing. Springer International Publishing AG.
Reznik, J., Keren, O., Morris, J., Biran, I. (2017). Pharmacology handbook for physiotherapists. Elsevier.
Occupational Therapy in General
Boyt Schell, B.A. & Gillen, G. (2019). Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy (13th ed.). Wolters Kluwer
Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., Cordier, R., & Gustafson, L. (2021). Occupational therapy in Australia: professional and practice issues (2nd ed.). Routledge.
Curtin, M., Egan, M., Adams, J.(2017). Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: promoting occupation and participation (7th ed.). Elsevier.
All of these books are available in physical and/or e-copy format at the UC Library.
Additional readings are available on Canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item due to extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures). An extension must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director/Course Convener will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available from the Student Forms page.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
See further specifications for the corresponding assignments in Canvas.
Technology related reasons can not be used to support/justify a late submission.
On the cover page of all assignment pieces, students must include the following declaration (in addition to the usual information on the assignment i.e. title, date of submission, word count, etc.):
"I certify that:
The assessment I am submitting is completely my own work, unless collaboration is authorised in the Unit Outline as part of the specified requirements of the assessment task.
Where material has been drawn from the work of others, this has been fully acknowledged using unit-specific referencing standards, or where not specified, an appropriate referencing standard from the UC Referencing Guide.
No part of this assessment submission has been submitted for assessment in this or any other unit I have completed at UC or at any other educational institution, except where explicitly approved by the Unit Convener.
I have not engaged in behaviour considered to be academic misconduct as defined within the University of Canberra (Student Conduct) Rules 2018 as amended from time to time in connection to the preparation or submission of this assessment task."
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.
Moderation and feedback processes
Drop in sessions are scheduled during semester to provide support to students in completing assessment items (refer to the class timetable in Canvas for details). By attending these sessions, students will have the opportunity to :
- Clarify 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 will not be responded to by teaching staff.
Staff will not respond to questions regarding assessment items raised by email.
A copy of the moderation procedures for the discipline of Occupational Therapy is available on Canvas.
Once marking and moderation have been completed, students will receive their marks and appropriate written feedback. If a student would like to receive further feedback, a timeslot will be allocated for students to book a time with the unit convener/teaching staff.
Students will need to seek people to assess/interview for assignments 1 & 2. Further details on this matter can be found in the assignment outline in Canvas.
Inclusion and engagement
Some of the topics in this unit might be compelling or distressing for some of the students, i.e. ageing related health conditions or elder abuse. Students can accees the free counseling service on campus. See information about the Medical and Counselling centre in the UC website (https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-support/medical-counselling/counselling) or visit the Centre on Building 1, Level B to book an appointment.
Students are expected to attend and participate in all activities across the unit.
Acceptable reasons for missing a session are the same as those that warrant extensions of assessments. See policy. Student Guide to Policies and Procedures
Students must maintain a Working with Vulnerable People card across the semester.
Required IT skills
It is expected that students will have basic word processing skills, an ability to use databases to search for journal articles, and to regularly access their UC email account and Canvas daily.
Lecturers will communicate with students via their UC email account and Canvas. It is the students' responsibility to regularly check their UC email and Canvas for messages, information and/or instructions.
It is expected that students will be able to use a digital camera.
Students will need access to a digital camera (assignment 1).
Students must wear their uniform on any off campus activities (assignments 1,2 & 3).
Students will need to cover any travel related costs to conduct observations, interviews or site visits as part of the unit and completion of their assignments.
For the purposes of assignment 3, students will be required to read a novel. They will be able to access the novel through public libraries (free) or purchasing a copy from major retailers ($25-$35 by the time of publication of this unit outline)
Work placement, internships or practicums
As the unit considers multiple guest lecturers, there might be minor adjustments to the dates for the planned sessions for the unit as the result of eventual time clashes for the guest lecturers. If this happens, sessions will be re-allocated to a different date, maintaining the allocated times for the unit and ensuring that all content in the unit has been revised as expected. If any changes in the order of the sessions are required, this will be informed to students in a timely manner via an announcement in Canvas.
Students are responsible for keeping a copy of their assessments.
All assignments are to be submitted via Canvas dropbox. Specific instructions for submission in the unit are available on Canvas (Assignments)
Unless otherwise approved by the Unit Convener in writing, all assessment items are to be submitted on, or before, the due date and time. Approval of an extension of an assignment submission deadline will only be considered on provision of acceptable documentary evidence.
Extensions are given at the discretion of the Unit Convener who reviews each situation in the light of the documentary evidence provided. Extensions must be requested prior to the due date for submission.
Penalties for late submission of assessed work will be applied. Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total mark available for the assessment for each day the assessment is late ( up to 7 days after which the student will receive zero marks for the assessment.) Refer to section 5B in this unit outline for further information.
Technology related reasons can not be used to justify or support a late submission. Students must prepare their submissions with antecedence.
Unless otherwise advised or approved (in writing), written assessment pieces must conform to the following requirements:
- Font size: 12 pt Arial or Calibri
- 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: APA 7th (unless a different style is indicated in the assignment outline).
- Word Limit: The examiner will stop reading when the allocated word limit is reached. Content beyond the word limit will not be assessed.
- Unless other specified, all written assessments are to be uploaded in Microsoft word format (.doc or .docx).