2021 unit information
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Last updated: 4 June 2021
This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
HSO102, HSO104 (or HSO101)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1.45 hour on-line class (recordings provided) per week1 x 1.25 hour seminar on-campus per week1 x 1 hour of independent on-line learning activities (readings, viewings, on-line problem based exercises) per week
This level 2 unit, addresses concepts related to the occupational development of children from birth to adolescence. There is a focus on identifying the developmental progression of occupations over time. Students will develop their ability to evaluate children’s occupational performance via clinical observation supported by occupation-based assessment tools. Students will describe and apply how meaningful occupations such as play and self-care, can be impacted upon by person and environmental factors by the application of occupational therapy theoretical models. Students will analyse and articulate how specific health conditions can impact upon both children, and their families’, participation in meaningful and health promoting occupations. Students will learn how to interpret this information to formulate occupation and family centred goals. Sourcing, selecting, justifying and articulating evidence based Occupational Therapy intervention strategies and plans to achieve these goals will be investigated.
Students will address these topics via attendance at weekly classes, 'hands- on' problem based learning seminars each week and interactive on-line activities and engaging assessment tasks
Demonstrate knowledge of the progression of typical childhood in meaningful occupations such as play and self-care and how they can be impacted upon by person and environmental factors by applying the Person Environment Occupation Performance (PEOP) Model.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2:CommunicationGLO3: Digital literacyGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solvingGLO6: Self-management
Analyse and present the impact of several health conditions on the occupational performance of children and their families.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
Examine and trial a variety of occupational therapy information gathering assessments and goal setting tools for use with children and families.
Critically examine best practice guidelines for working with children and families including how to access evidence based practice
GLO8: Global citizenship
Identify and professionally articulate, relevant occupational performance issues, SMART goals, appropriate occupational therapy assessment and evidence-based intervention options for a case study child with a life long disability.
Demonstrate clinical observational skills and use of professional language to accurately document and report on children completing a variety of childhood occupations.
Assessment 1: Audio-visual presentation (individual task)
Topic: The impact of a health condition (students' choice) upon a child’s occupational performance.
Students must achieve a pass in both HSO205 and HSO206 in order to meet the prerequisite requirements of HSO303 and HSO305
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: HSO205 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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