Occupation in Context PG (9070.3)
|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 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 - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
Prerequisites8350 Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1 PG
Incompatible units8532 Clinical and Exercise Biomechanics PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Ms Claire Pearce|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Daniela Castro De Jong|
There are no required texts.
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.
Hammell, K.W. (2020). Engagement in living: Critical perspectives on occupation, rights, and wellbeing. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Lothian, S. (2018). Guerrilla kindness & other acts of creative resistance: making a better world through craftivism. Mango Publishing Group.
Pollard, N., & Sakellariou, D. (2013). Politics of occupation-centred practice: Reflections on occupational engagement across cultures. Wiley-Blackwell.
Pollard, N., Sakellariou, D., & Kronenberg, F. (2009). A political practice of occupational therapy. Churchill Livingstone.
Sakellariou, D., & Pollard, N. (2017) Occupational therapies without borders: Integrating Justice with Practice. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier
Twinley, R. (2021). Illuminating the dark side of occupation: international perspectives from occupational therapy and occupational science. Routledge.
For weekly 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)
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, which include lectures + tutorials every week.
It is essential that students actively participate in all seminars, exercises, and project activities. 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 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
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (2018). Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards. https://www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au/codes-guidelines/competencies.aspx Links to an external site.
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.
Students also need to purchase the University of Canberra occupational therapy student uniform. The uniform is to be worn when requested by the unit convener. The cost of each shirt is approximately $45. Students can purchase uniforms from the UC Store.
Students might have small costs associated with the implementation of their craftivism project.
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.) Refer to section 5B in this unit outline for further information.
Technology related reasons cannot be used to justify or support a late or incomplete submission. Students must prepare their submissions with antecedence.
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).