HSO401 - OT Practice Applying Knowledge and Reasoning


2022 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


Must pass 4 units in HSO303, HSO304, HSO305, HSO306 or Must have passed 3 units in HSO304, HSO305, HSO306, or HXJ305.



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 hours (class - on-campus) - for 5 weeks. 
4 hours (seminar - on campus) - for 5 weeks. 

Please note that regularly breaks will be given so as to reduce fatigue. Preparation and readiness to engage in group activities in class are pre-requisites to succeeding in this unit. 

This unit runs out of trimester so it will start prior to Trimester 1 to accommodate the two blocks.

Intensive 1 will commence: 23 February 2022
Intensive 2 will commence: 20 April 2022

You must be present during your allocated week 1 as this is when you will be given information re: HSO418.


This unit is taught intensively for 5 weeks.


This unit focuses on management and leadership in healthcare practice, through planning an innovative project for occupational therapy practice. Learning draws on experiences previously gained through prior academic learning and practice education and links to transition to practice content in Trimester 2.

Topics include management principles, styles of leadership, relevance of OT theoretical models, use of occupation-based processes to problem solve, reflection on personal approaches to management in practice and clinical reasoning. Students will develop leadership skills and design an innovative intervention program for a practice setting. 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.

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