Mental Health and Occupational Therapy (10417.1)
|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 outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Articulate the professional role of occupational therapists in a multi-disciplinary mental health team;
2. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of Recovery;
3. Demonstrate occupational therapy process and practice in contemporary mental health contexts; and
4. Compare the medical and social models of disability in mental health and their impact on individuals.
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 & Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being & doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
Prerequisites10300 Foundations of Occupational Therapy AND 10301 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1 AND 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Ms Bre Cave|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||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). (2017). Occupational therapy in Australia: professional and practice issues. Allen & Unwin.
Bryant, W., Fieldhouse, J., & Bannigan, K. (Eds). (2014). Creek's occupational therapy in mental health (5th ed.). Churchill Livingstone.
Champagne, T. (2011). Sensory modulation and environment: essential elements of occupation (3rd ed. revised.). Champagne Conferences & Consultation.
Meadows, G., Farnell, J., Fossey, E., Grigg, M., McDermott, F., & Singh, B. (Eds). (2012). Mental health in Australia: collaborative community practice (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press.
Taylor, R. (Ed). (2017). Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation (5th ed). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
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 student 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 ASSIGNMENTS). 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.
Drop in Sessions
Drop in sessions are scheduled during semester to provide support to students in completing assessment items (refer to the class timetable 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 might not be responded to by teaching staff.
Staff will not respond to questions regarding assessment items raised by email.
Inclusion and engagement
In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios and situations that may be compelling or 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
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 Competency Standards for Occupational Therapists (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 as soon as practical, by telephone or email and make up any 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.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Submission of Assesments: 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 following APA 7th 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 length 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).
Support During Learning
In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios that may be stressful or compelling. 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 http://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-childcare-services/medical-counselling/counselling