Foundations of Occupational Therapy PG (8349.3)
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|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit will be co-taught with Foundations of Occupational Therapy, 10300.
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
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
PrerequisitesEntry to Master of Occupational Therapy.
Corequisites9071 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 1.
Incompatible units10300 Foundations of Occupational Therapy
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There are no required texts.
List of recommended texts/reading:
Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., Cordier, R. & Gustafsson, L. (2021). Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues (2nd Ed). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
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 technology related issues (i.e. poor internet connection) can not be used to justify 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 hand-signed consent form 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.
Students will need to familiarise themselves with appropriate technology and software in order to complete their submissions in a timely manner
Students will be required to access the case scenarios (main characters in a film) from streaming platforms which may incur a small fee.
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.
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. tutorials, and workshops is expected. In particular, attendance to all sessions between w5-w7 is compulsory.
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.
Specific technology requirements must be considered for a timely completion of assignment 2.
Technology related reasons will not be considered to explain/support late or incomplete submissions.
Students need to purchase the University of Canberra Occupational Therapy uniform. The uniform is to be worn on any off-campus practical activity, 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
Even though this unit does not include a placement experience, students must complete all requirements as described in this unit outline (see Assessments details)
Unless otherwise advised or approved (in writing), written assessment pieces must conform to the following requirements:
- Font size: 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman
- 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. Student's name or signature must NOT be included at anytime in an assignment submission.
- 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. Submissions must be within 90%-100% of the allocated word limit, both per section and as a whole.
- Unless other specified, all written assessments are to be uploaded in Microsoft word format (.doc or .docx).