Occupation in Context PG (9070.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy
|Post Graduate Level
| 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. Demonstrate their integrated understanding of the contextual influences upon human occupation;
2. Critically evaluate the impact of various contexts on occupations of individuals, communities and or populations; and
3. Justify to specialised and non-specialised audiences their rationale for an occupation-focused proposal that involves modification of contexts by drawing on relevant theory, research and literature.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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
Prerequisites8350 Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1 PG
Incompatible units8532 Clinical and Exercise Biomechanics PG
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Ms Claire Pearce
There are no required texts. A reading list will be provided on Canvas which will list weekly readings plus supplementary readings to support learning.
Students must take full responsibility about their engagement in terms of attendance, readings, preparatory activities, and submission of assignments. The unit is based on key concepts which the students will need to understand, from their definitions to their critical reviews and application in practice.
The unit considers 3-hours face-to-face activities per week, a combination of lectures and workshops
It is essential that students actively participate in all face-to-face activities and cto come to class having completed the weekly readings. 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 lectures and workshops 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.
Please note: In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios, stories of lived experience, and in this particular unit, communities in situations of extreme vulnerability 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
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 daily. Canvas is an online learning site, which provides students with access to readings and learning activities.
Academic staff will communicate with all students via their UC email account and Canvas. It is the students' responsibility to regularly check their email and Canvas for messages, information and or instructions.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Students are responsible for keeping a copy of their assessments.
All assignments are to be submitted via Canvas dropbox. Specific instructions for submission in the unit are available on Canvas (Assignments)
Unless otherwise approved by the Unit Convener in writing, all assessment items are to be submitted on, or before, the due date and time. Approval of an extension of an assignment submission deadline will only be considered on provision of acceptable documentary evidence in a timely manner.
Extensions are given at the discretion of the Unit Convener who reviews each situation in the light of the documentary evidence provided. Extensions must be requested prior to the due date for submission.
Penalties for late submission of assessed work will be applied. Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total mark available for the assessment for each day the assessment is late ( up to 7 days after which the student will receive zero marks for the assessment.)
Technology related reasons cannot be used to justify or support a late or incomplete submission. Students must prepare their submissions with antecedence.
Written components of the assessments 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 APA7
- 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).
- there is an expectation that all written work will be the students' own work. If article intelligence is used to support writing, this should be referenced appropriately as per University guidelines.
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