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HSO401 - OT Practice Applying Knowledge and Reasoning

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit chair:

Genevieve Pepin

Prerequisite:HSO303, HSO305 and HSO306
Corequisite:HSO403
Contact hours: 1 x 4 hour seminar per week
Note:

This unit is taught intensively for 5 weeks.

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit focuses on the development of innovations in a range of occupational therapy practice situations, and draws on experiences already gained through prior academic and fieldwork learning. It covers the selection and application of OT theoretical models, the use of occupation-based processes to problem solve, articulation of occupational goals related to occupational therapy practice, reflecting on personal approaches to theoretical directions and clinical reasoning. Students will form a team, work together, develop leadership skills and design an innovative intervention program for a clientele of their choice.  Teaching will be face to face and highly interactive with sessions arranged as a series of seminars that will involve classes, discussions, presentations and learning tasks in small groups.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Reflective essay (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: OT practice innovations 50% (comprising oral presentation 25%, report (2000 words total) - collaborative group task 25%

Assessment task 3: Individual contribution to group work 10%

Prescribed texts

Braveman, B. (2006). Leading and managing occupational therapy services: An evidence-based approach. Philadelphia, PA:F.A. Davis Company.

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