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HSO401 - OT Practice Applying Knowledge and Reasoning

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
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:

Pearse Fay and Lynne Adamson


All of HSO303, HSO304, HSO305 and HSO306

Incompatible with:


Contact hours: 1 x 4 hour seminar per week


This unit is taught intensively for 5 weeks.


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 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.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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