Assistive Technology Solutions to Enhance Participation in Life G (9854.3)
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|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
An AT device is one that has a diagnostic, functional, adaptive, or rehabilitative benefit. Health professionals are involved in evaluating people?s need for AT, prescribing them, supplying them, installing and setting them up, providing instructions for their use, and assessing their benefit. Biomedical Engineers design, develop, maintain, support, and bring to market new devices.
Health professionals work with Engineers to devise and apply AT solutions in a client centred way to enable people with impairments to participate in everyday activities.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply and analyse the theoretical and practical concepts of AT;
2. Critique the process of selecting AT used in homes, schools and/or the community for people with impairments; and
3. Design, apply and evaluate a process of selecting AT to enhance the participation of a person with an impairment.
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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
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
Prerequisites9072 Occupational Therapy Toolbox 2 PG
Assumed knowledgeIT skills commensurate with advanced study of information technology are assumed.
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De Jonge, D. (2007). Assistive technology in the workplace. Mosby Elsevier.
Available as an e-book or short term loan (RM950.D43)
Federici, S. & Scherer, M. (2017). Assistive technology assessment handbook. CRC Press.
Available as an e-book.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
A copy of the modearation procedures used by Occupational Therapy discipline at UC is available on Canvas.
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.
Students are required to monitor their student email account regarding approval or rejection of the extension request.
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.
All written 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 requirements:
- Font size: 12 pt, Times New Roman, Callibri or Arial
- Line space: double
- Headings: 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 APA7th edition style. A printable guide to this referencing style can be found on the library website at https://canberra.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=27348090
- Word length or time length/number of pages will be specified as required. The examiner will stop reading, watching or listening when the allocated word limit or time limit is reached. Content beyond the word or time limit will not be assessed.
In course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios and situations that may be stressful. At UC a free counselling service is available for all students. All sessions are confidential. The UC Counselling Service is located at the UC Health 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
This unit involves engaging with a client with whose occupational performance is altered by an impairment. All students are expected to meet and interact with their allocated client multiple times during the semester to meet the learning outcomes of the unit. This will involve travel to and from the client's home.
Students will need to adhere to the risk management processes outlined on the Canvas site. This includes completing a work integration learning agreement, home visit checklist and home visiting protocol that is found on the Canvas site.
It is essential that sudents actively particpate in all seminars and workshops.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for and accessing information via electronic means, the use of Canvas and word processing.
Students are resposnsible for the cost of travel to and from clients' homes and to and from the scheduled fieldtrips.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning as described in 6a. Students are resposnsible for their own travel to and from their allocated client's home and adhering to the home visiting procedures detailed on Canvas.
- Assignments preparation: The unit convenor is available to consult prior to submission of any assignment.
- Returning Assignments: Every effort is made to return marked assignments directly to the student, either as hard copies or in electronic format.
- Feedback to Students: Students will receive feedback on assessment item according to the descriptors in the marking guide. Students are then encouraged to make an appointment with the unit convenor for further feedback if required.
- Announcements: Announcements made at lectures are deemed to have been made to the whole group. Announcements will also be posted on the online learning site.
- Library: The library holds a substantial book and serial collection. The library has many online journals. Students are responsible for familiarising themselves with the resources available in the library. The library offers tutorials on all resources.
Any change to the information contained in Section 2 (Academic content), and Section 5 (Assessment) of this document, will only be made by the Unit Convener if the written agreement of Head of Discipline and a majority of students has been obtained; and if written advice of the change is then provided on the unit site in the learning management system. If this is not possible, written advice of the change must be then forwarded to each student enrolled in the unit at their registered term address. Any individual student who believes him/herself to be disadvantaged by a change is encouraged to discuss the matter with the Unit Convener.