Occupational Therapy in Mental Health PG (10414.1)
|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||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Distinguish the professional scope of practice for occupational therapists in a multi-disciplinary mental health team;
2. Demonstrate integrated knowledge of Recovery (theoretical and practical) for individuals and groups;
3. Apply occupational therapy process and practice in contemporary mental health contexts; and
4. Critique contemporary approaches in mental health practice and their impact on people.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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
Prerequisites7743 Counselling Skills and Models PG AND 8349 Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG AND 9071 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 PG
Corequisites9069 Humans as Occupational Beings 2 PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Ms Bre Cave|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Ms Bre Cave|
There are no required texts. Readings will be available on Canvas each week, additional resources are available online and in the library.
List of recommended texts:
Boyt Schell, B. A., & Gillen, G. (Eds). (2019). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy. (13th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Brown, C. E., & Dunn, W. (2002). Adolescent/Adult sensory profile. The Psychological Corporation.
Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., & Cordier, R. (Eds). (2021). Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues (2nd. ed.). Allen & Unwin.
Bryant, W., Fieldhouse, J., & Plastow, N. (Eds). (2022). Creek's occupational therapy and mental health (6th ed.). Elsevier.
Champagne, T. (2011). Sensory modulation and environment: Essential elements of occupation (3rd ed. revised.). Champagne Conferences & Consultation.
Fitzgibbon, C., & O'Sullivan, J. (2018). Sensory modulation: Resource manual. Sensory Modulation Brisbane.
Meadows, G., Farnell, J., Fossey, E., Happell, B., McDermott, F., & Rosenberg, S. (Eds). (2021). Mental health and collaborative community practice: An Australian perspective. (4th ed.). Oxford University Press.
Taylor, R. R. (Ed). (2017). Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation (5th ed.). Wolters Klumer.
Taylor, R. R. (2020). The intentional relationship: Occupational therapy and use of self (2nd ed.). F.A. Davis Company.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Technology related reasons cannot be used to justify a late submission.
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 their final submission is uploaded in the assignment's drop box by the due date and time.
A copy of the procedures used by the Occupational Therapy discipline at UC is available on Canvas (see MODULES/STUDENT RESOURCES). Once marking and moderation have been completed, students will receive their marks and feedback. If a student would like to receive further feedback, they are invited to book a time with the unit convener during the timetabled feedback sessions. Students are encouraged to note these dates/times in their diaries in advance. These dates are available in the Timetable of Activities for the unit, which is found on Canvas (see MODULES/INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIT).
Drop in Sessions
- Clarify the requirements of the assessment
- Understand the marking grid/rubric
- Ask general questions
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 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
It is essential that students actively participate in all lectures, tutorials, workshops and discussion boards. 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 lectures, tutorials, workshops and assessments is expected. It is also expected that if students are unable to meet these participation requirements they inform the Unit Convener via email as soon as practical, and make up missed class work in their own time.
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 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.
In-unit costsThere may be a small cost associated with developing and facilitating a group as part of the Client Centred Groups Assessment item that will be covered by students.
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, assessment pieces must conform to the following APA 7th edition requirements:
- Font size: 12 pt - Times New Roman 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 style (author, date). A printable guide to this referencing style can be found on the library website at https://canberra.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=27348090 and further information about 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.
- Unless otherwise specified, all written assessments are to be uploaded in Microsoft word format (.doc or .docx).