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OCTY71-111: The New Global Occupational Therapist September 2020 [Intensive - .]

General information

Occupational therapy is a dynamic and changing profession. Contemporary competencies change across time and across international boundaries, with professional boundaries being impacted by the evolution of the profession in response to local needs, challenges and opportunities. In this subject, you will develop an understanding of contemporary and international practice issues and take part in intensive workshops to prepare you for international and emerging areas of practice. As part of this subject, students will undertake an eight-day placement in either an international or domestic context.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:OCTY71-111
Subject title:The New Global Occupational Therapist
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Placement: x8 (Total hours: 64) - Work Placement - Fieldwork (weeks 12 and 13)
  • Workshop: x6 (Total hours: 48) - 2 days per week over 3 weeks (weeks 9, 10 and 11)
  • Personal Study Hours: x8 (Total hours: 8) - Recommended Study Hours


Prescribed resources:
  • (2019). Willard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy. 13th,
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Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an awareness of international differences in occupational therapy practice.
  2. Adapt and develop existing occupational therapy competencies to rural and remote, non-traditional and non-Australian contexts.
  3. Apply occupational therapy professional skills and knowledge in an international, rural and remote, or non-traditional context commensurate with studies completed.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in discrete clinical practice topics that feature in contemporary occupational therapy practice.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Online Quiz Competency assessment quiz 1 - ilearn 15% Week 10 1, 3, 4.
*Online Quiz Competency assessment quiz 2 - ilearn 15% Week 11 1, 3, 4.
Presentation § Placement preparation presentation. International practice requires a considered understanding of local culture and health, and social care systems. In small groups of 2-5 you will prepare a presentation on the local culture, social context and health systems relevant to your profession. 30% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4.
Exercise Critical Reflection on fieldwork experience. 40% Week 13 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

You will describe what constitutes telehealth and explore the advantages and disadvantages of using telehealth. You will identify the elements and processes involved in preparing for and conducting telehealth consultations.

You will discuss and describe occupational therapy regulation and clinical practice in Europe. You will demonstrate an understanding of how you will adapt your practice appropriately when working in this context.

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You will discuss and describe occupational therapy regulation and clinical practice in Asia. You will demonstrate an understanding of how you will adapt your practice appropriately when working in this context.

You will discuss and describe occupational therapy regulation and clinical practice in North America. You will demonstrate an understanding of how you will adapt your practice appropriately when working in this context.

You will discuss and describe occupational therapy regulation and clinical practice in developing countries. You will demonstrate an understanding of how you will adapt your practice appropriately when working in this context.

You will discuss and describe occupational therapy practice in non-traditional settings such as disaster situations and emerging roles. You will demonstrate an understanding of how you will adapt your practice appropriately when working in such contexts.

You will explore a number of psychological therapies such as CBT, Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Sensory Modulation and demonstrate knowledge and practical skills in using them.

You will research and develop an understanding of the health, culture, and social context relevant to your placement context

You will attend an international placement or a placement in rural and remote area or a placement in a non traditional setting or complete supervised case studies

Approved on: Jul 27, 2020. Edition: 2.5
Last updated: Aug 12, 2020.