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Not offered 2014, next offered in 2015
|Unit chair:||G Pepin|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
In this unit students will develop their understanding of occupational performance in a psychosocial context throughout the lifespan. It links scientific understanding and knowledge of diverse psychosocial conditions with occupational performance. It covers approaches to, and methods of, identifying people's needs, choices, capacities and preferences within a person-centred approach fostering recovery and leading to the collaborative identification of specific intervention and practice goals. Topics to be addressed include: describing and understanding common psychosocial and mental health conditions, selecting measurement tools and methods, administering occupational therapy assessments and evaluations, developing observation skills, developing intervention plans, report writing and case presentation. Teaching methods will include lectures, tutorials, scenario-based learning and small group discussions.
Reflective essay (1200 words) 30%, case report (1200 words) 30%, practical exam (30 minutes) 40%.
The practical exam is a hurdle requirement. Failure of the practical exam will lead to failure of the unit.
Stoffel, V.C. & Brown, C. (2011). Occupational Therapy in Mental Health a Vision for Participation. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.
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