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HSO305 - Occupational Performance: Evaluation and Intervention 1

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Kelli Nicola-Richmond


All of HSO202, HSO205, HSO206, HSO207



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Stream 1 (Academic): 1 x 1 hour class plus 1 x 2 hour seminar per week;
Stream 2 (Fieldwork): fieldwork comprising 1 day per week or equivalent


This unit links scientific understanding of occupational performance with a range of occupational therapy case scenarios. It is designed to develop specific practice skills, according to professional competencies that underpin the profession. It covers approaches to and methods of identifying people's needs, choices, capacities and preferences within a person-centred approach leading to the collaborative identification of occupational therapy goals. The focus of the unit includes selecting measurement tools and methods, administering occupational therapy assessments and evaluations, observation skills, developing intervention plans, report writing and case presentation. Teaching methods will include classes, seminars, scenario-based learning, small group discussions and experience in the field one day per week.


Assessment task 1: Case report 1 (1000 words) 25%
Assessment task 2: Environmental modifications poster 25%
Assessment task 3: Case report 2 (1200 words) 30%
Assessment task 4: Practice education assignment 20%

Failure of a practice education component in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will normally lead to failure of the unit and may lead to exclusion from the course.

Prescribed texts

Curtin, M., Molineux, M., & Supyk-Mellson, J. (2010). Occupational therapy and physical dysfunction: Enabling occupation. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Ainsworth, E., & de Jonge, D. (2011). An occupational therapist's guide to home modification practice. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.

Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D. (2013). Clinical and fieldwork placement in the health professions (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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