Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG (8349.3)
|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||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Synthesise information gathered from a comprehensive occupation analysis and reflect on contextual aspects of the analysis;
2. Justify the rationale for adopting an occupation-focus in practice by drawing upon recent and relevant theory, research and literature; and
3. Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviours, language and attitudes in a supervised practice setting.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - 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
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 - be self-aware
PrerequisitesEntry to Master of Occupational Therapy.
Corequisites9071 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Daniela Castro De Jong|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Daniela Castro De Jong|
There are no required texts.
List of recommended texts/reading:
Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., & Cordier, R. (2017). Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues. Allen & Unwin.
Curtin, M., Egan, M., & Adams, J. E. (2017). Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: Promoting occupation and participation (7th ed.). Elsevier.
Dancza, K., & Rodger, S. (2018). Implementing occupation-centred practice: a practical guide for occupational therapy practice learning. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Kielhofner, G. (2009). Conceptual foundations of occupational therapy practice (4th Ed.). F.A. Davis Co.
Schell, B. A. B., & Gillen, G. (2019). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy (13th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Required and recommended e-readings per week are available on Canvas
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library:
Link to search page for Unit Readings (print materials)
Link to search page for eReserve (electronic materials)
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please note that technological based issues can't be used to sustain delayed or incomplete submissions.
Special assessment requirements
Assessments will be moderated according to the moderation procedures followed by the Occupational Therapy course. Refer to Canvas for a copy of the moderation guidelines.
Failure to include the signed consent form when submitting the assessment will result in NIL marks for the assessment.
Provided templates must be used.
Copies of the relevant consent forms are available on in Assessments on Canvas.
Attendance to all sessions is compulsory. Unjustified absence will result in NIL marks for the assignment.
To pass the practice education placement students must:
Even if an aggregate result from individual assessment items might indicate a pass, students must pass the practice education assessment to pass the unit, as per the Assessment Policy and Procedures.
Students must complete all pre-placement requirements prior the due date in week 8 (25 September 2020, 17:00)
Students must pass all placement assessment requirements to pass the unit (8349).
Students who do not satisfy placement assessment requirements will receive an NX grade for the unit (8349) even if the aggregated mark for assignments 1-3 is 50% or more.
It is essential that students actively participate in all seminars, workshops and tutorials.
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 the seminars, workshops and practice education placements 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.
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.
Technology related reasons will not be considered to explain/support late or incomplete submissions.
Students are responsible for any travel and accommodation costs related to their practice education placement.
Students also need to purchase the University of Canberra Occupational Therapy uniform. The uniform is to be worn on any off-campus practical activity and while on practice education, unless advised otherwise by the practice educator (placements), and when requested by the unit convener. The cost of each shirt is approximately $45. Students can purchase uniforms from the UC Store.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Being on placement:
As part of its partnership arrangements with Health Agencies, the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra is aware of the issue of confidentiality of information gained from authentic field experiences. Students are expected to analyse their experiences from the field as part of their academic study. In order to support learning while protecting confidentiality of information, the following guidelines have been developed:
Pseudonyms should be used for the names of clients and organisations in all academic work.
Identifying information, including demographic information, should be modified in academic work, using terminology such as ‘similar to'.
Students should mark all academic work with sensitive information as ‘in confidence' in the footer.
Students should develop ‘composite' clients based upon their experiences with several clients in one practice education placement.
Students should use the password-protect function on their work programs to further guard sensitive information.
Students should avoid naming other students in academic work, such as reflective pieces or portfolios.
Students should attend workshops for health science students on how to change information about patients in line with these recommendations.
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 to be specified for each assignment.
- 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).
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