Humans as Occupational Beings 2 (10311.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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
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
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.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Ms Stefanie Pearce
- Egan, M. & Restall, G. (Eds). (2022). Promoting occupational participation: Collaborative relationship-focused occupational therapy. 10th Canadian occupational therapy guidelines. CAOT Publications ACE.
Recommended texts – these are available in print or electronic versions from the library:
- Barney, K. F., & Perkinson, M. A. (2016). Occupational therapy with aging adults: promoting quality of life through collaborative practice. Elsevier
- Brown, T., Bourke Taylor, H., Isbel, S., Cordier, R. & Gustafsson, L. (2021). Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues. Routledge.
- Curtin, M., Egan., E. & Adams, J. (2017). Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: Promoting occupation and participation (7th Ed.). Elsevier.
- Gillen, G., & Brown, C. (Eds). (2023). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy. (14th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
- Pozzi, C., Lanzoni, A., Graff, M. J. L., & Morandi, A. (2020). Occupational therapy for older people. Springer International Publishing.
Readings and additional resources will be made available on Canvas each week.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Allocated word limits are final. The examiner will stop reading when the allocated word limit is reached. Content beyond the word limit will not be assessed. This same principle will also apply for presentations and recordings, where content after the time limit will not be marked.
Assessment Drop-in Sessions
Drop-in sessions are scheduled during semester to provide support to students in completing assessment items (refer to 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 will be responded to during business hours as indicated by the unit convener at the start of semester. Please consider this if your assignment is due on the weekend. Staff will not respond to questions regarding assessment items raised by email.
Assessments will be moderated according to the moderation procedures followed by the Discipline of Occupational Therapy. Refer to Canvas (see MODULES/STUDENT RESOURCES) for a copy of the moderation guidelines. Once marking and moderation have been completed, students will receive their marks and appropriate feedback. If a student would like to receive further feedback, students are encouraged to book a time during the timetabled feedback sessions. These dates will be announced on Canvas when marks are released.
Unless otherwise advised in the assessment instructions, written assessment pieces must conform to the following requirements:
- Cover sheet should include assessment title, student number and word count as specified by the assessment. You should not include your name on the cover sheet.
- Font size: 12 pt – Times New Roman or Calibri.
- 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
- Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx), unless otherwise specified within the Assessment information.
- References: given in APA 7th Edition style (author, date). Information on this referencing styles can be found on the library website at:
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.
Inclusion and engagement
In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios and situations that may be compelling or distressing. At UC, a free counselling service is available for all students. All sessions are confidential. The UC Medical and Counselling Centre is located on Level B in Building 1. For more information, please go to: https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-support/medical-counselling
It is essential that students actively participate in all lectures, tutorials and workshops. All tutorials and workshops are conducted face-to-face and attendance is expected to enable development of practical skills.
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 for all lectures 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, an ability to use databases to search for journal articles, and to regularly access their UC email account and Canvas. Canvas is an online learning site which provides students with access to readings and learning activities.
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.
Students will be required to compile and upload recorded assessment tasks as well as written assessment tasks. Please see Assessments in Unit Outline or Canvas site for more information.
Work placement, internships or practicums