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Foundations of Occupational Therapy

Description

Occupation is human activity that brings meaning and purpose to life. In this subject you will explore the foundations of occupational therapy. You will develop an understanding of occupation, the relationships between occupation and health, and the role of occupational therapy in enabling occupation. You will explore the principles of occupational science and occupational justice. Short practice placement experiences will develop your understanding of the occupational therapy profession.

  • Academic unit: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
    Subject code: OCTY71-100
    Subject title: Foundations of Occupational Therapy
    Subject level: Postgraduate
    Semester/Year: May 2021
    Credit points: 10.000
  • Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
    Delivery mode: Standard
    Workload items:
    • Workshop: x12 (Total hours: 48) - Workshop
    • Placement: x2 (Total hours: 16) - Placement
    • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 56) - Recommended Study Hours
    Attendance and learning activities:
  • Prescribed resources:

    Books

    • Schell, B., & Gillen, G (2019). Willard & Spackman’s Occupational Therapy. 13th ed, Wolthers Kluwer
    • Molineux, M (2017). A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. n/a, Oxford University Press
    • Pierce, D (2014). Occupational Science for Occupational Therapy. n/a, Slack Inc.
    • American Occupational Therapy Association (2020). Occupational Therapy Practice Framework¿: Domain & Process. 4th ed, American Occupational Therapy Association
    • Turpin, M., & Iwama, M (2011). Using Occupational Therapy Models in Practice: A field Guide. n/a, Churchill Livingstone
    • Wilcock, A., & Hocking, C (2015). An Occupational Perspective of Health. 3rd ed, Slack, Inc.
    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
    iLearn@Bond & Email: iLearn@Bond is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

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Academic unit: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code: OCTY71-100
Subject title: Foundations of Occupational Therapy
Subject level: Postgraduate
Semester/Year: May 2021
Credit points: 10.000

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Nil

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

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. Examine current concepts in occupation including occupational performance, enablement, participation, and justice.
  2. Explain the relationship between human occupation and health.
  3. Interpret the transactive and narrative natures of occupation through selected occupational therapy practice models.
  4. Apply an occupational lens to understanding health and wellbeing.
  5. Describe the history and current practice of occupational therapy.
  6. Develop foundational knowledge in occupational science.
  • Type Task % Timing* Outcomes assessed
    Presentation In this task you will construct an occupational profile for yourself and one other person (whom you will interview). You will compare and contrast these profiles and analyse these differences in the context of occupational therapy theory. 20.00% Week 6 1,2,3,4
    Essay You will select an activity of interest that may form part of human occupation. You will scope and summarise the literature on that activity, detailing the relationship between activity, health, barriers and facilitators, access and justice. 2000 words 40.00% Week 9 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Completion of Experience Evidence of all compliances met (as per HSM compliance report- 2 weeks prior to placement allocation) OR letter of exemption from HSM Compliance (only applicable in situations outside of students control) and practice education hours log submitted C Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Case Analysis Journal (1000 words individual) following two days of fieldwork with an occupational therapist, you will complete a fieldwork journal detailing your analysis and reflection on your experience. 40.00% Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
    • * 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.

Type Task % Timing* Outcomes assessed
Presentation In this task you will construct an occupational profile for yourself and one other person (whom you will interview). You will compare and contrast these profiles and analyse these differences in the context of occupational therapy theory. 20.00% Week 6 1,2,3,4
Essay You will select an activity of interest that may form part of human occupation. You will scope and summarise the literature on that activity, detailing the relationship between activity, health, barriers and facilitators, access and justice. 2000 words 40.00% Week 9 1,2,3,4,5,6
Completion of Experience Evidence of all compliances met (as per HSM compliance report- 2 weeks prior to placement allocation) OR letter of exemption from HSM Compliance (only applicable in situations outside of students control) and practice education hours log submitted C Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
Case Analysis Journal (1000 words individual) following two days of fieldwork with an occupational therapist, you will complete a fieldwork journal detailing your analysis and reflection on your experience. 40.00% Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6
  • * 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.

Study Information

Submission procedures

Students must check the iLearn@Bond 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.

Academic Integrity

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.

Additional subject information

Subject curriculum

Approved on: Mar 9, 2021. Edition: 2.5
Last updated: Oct 10, 2022