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OCTY71-101: Health Conditions and Multidisciplinary Management September 2017 [Standard]

General information

Contemporary health care practice takes place in a multidisciplinary context where care is centred on the needs of the client / healthcare consumer. In this subject you will integrate your existing knowledge of body functions & structures in to an understanding of common health conditions. You will consider the pathology, epidemiology, prognosis and impact of physical & mental health disorders as well as death & dying. You will explore the multidisciplinary management of common health conditions, and articulate your potential role as a practitioner, referrer and care coordinator.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:OCTY71-101
Subject title:Health Conditions and Multidisciplinary Management
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Tutorial: x8 (Total hours: 16) - Tutorial (Weeks 1,2,4,6,7,8,9,12)
  • Workshop: x12 (Total hours: 48) - Workshop
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 56) - Recommended Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities: This subject features the unique opportunity for OT students to participate with 3rd year Medical Students as a part of the Bond Virtual Hospital (BVH). OTs will attend the BVH in weeks 3, 5, 10 & 11. To enable participation in these interprofessional learning activities, these weeks will have an altered timetable depending on group allocations. All information will be provided on i learn and pre reading is essential so that students can make a meaningful contribution to the case discussions.


Prescribed resources:
  • Atchinson, B. J. & Dirette, D. K. (2012). Conditions in Occupational Therapy (4th ed.).. 4th, Baltimore: Wolters Kluwer Health
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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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)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe the pathology, epidemiology, prognosis and presentation of common health conditions across the lifespan.
  2. Differentiate the roles of different health professionals in the multidisciplinary management of health conditions.
  3. Identify the potential role of your profession in managing common health conditions.
  4. Develop your ability to access and appraise health literature.
  5. Exemplify client-centred practice.
  6. Demonstrate respect for the individual experience of clients.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation ^ Marks will be allocated for participation in class activities such as work site visits and the Bond Virtual Hospital. 10% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Essay ^ The essay is a comparative analysis of the multidisciplinary management of cerebral palsy. In this task you will outline the multidisciplinary management of cerebral palsy under sections on the roles and services of each relevant health profession including occupational therapy, as well as highlighting areas of overlap and the implications. 20% Week 6 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Case Analysis ^ A case study based on a complex client with multi-morbidity. Information will be provided on I learn. 30% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Paper-based Examination (Closed) ^ Multiple choice and short answer exam covering all of the course content. 40% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 5.

Pass requirement

Students must pass all components of assessment to pass the subject

  • ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
  • * 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.

Disability 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

It is an expectation that students attend and participate in all classes and tutorials. As special guests have been arranged for particular weeks there may be minor changes to the timetable to accommodate our guests availability. Attendance at the Bond Virtual Hospital (BVH) is a unique component of this subject which students are expected to attend and fully participate in. All Bond Virtual Hospital sessions and work shadowing requires students to wear their full Bond OT student uniform and comply with accepted professional standards of punctuality, respect and confidentiality.

Subject curriculum

An introduction to the subject and the health care system and health priority areas. Population inequalities in outcomes. Tour of the Robina Hospital and BUCERC.

2, 3.

Cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, down syndrome, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Developmental disorders, ADHD, sensory integration disorder (BVH paediatric patient)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Anxiety, depression, mental health recovery models (BVH patient with depression)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Schizophrenia, bi-polar and psychotic disorders. The role of non government organisations in mental health care.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Hand therapy, fractures, joint replacements, amputations and backpain

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Dementia, parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive airways disease, cardiac conditions, rheumatoid arthritis. High risk populations such as indigeneous peoples. (BVH patient - chronic disease, falls)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Cancer and pain, fatigue, cognition, function and spirituality; end of life care and planning. (BVH patient - chronic disease, discharge planning)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Acute and long term sequelae of burns and multi - trauma

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Approved on: Jul 11, 2017. Edition: 1.1