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OCCP2104: Neuromotor Capacity and Occupational Perf

2024 unit information

In this unit of study students examine occupational performance limitations due to neurodevelopmental and neurological impairment which reduce neuro-motor capacity. Theory and practice of occupational therapy assessment and intervention for occupational performance limitations associated with neuro-motor impairments across the lifespan are presented. Students apply concepts selected from an overview of motor control and sensory motor processing theories to describe the sensory and motor disturbances of neurological origin in adults and children and their impact on occupational performance. With a focus on functional use, students learn to: position and adults and children for enhanced functional performance; apply an evidence based prompt hierarchy to enhance occupational performance; analyse movements which hinder performance of everyday tasks; and integrate the use of prompts and equipment to promote occupational performance of adults and children with neurological impairment.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP2104
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
OCCP1103 and OCCP1105
Assumed knowledge:
BIOS1168 and BIOS1171

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Discuss neuromotor and sensory processing theories in the context of occupational performance and disability
  • LO2. Demonstrate knowledge of sensory motor problems commonly found in adults and children who have a neurological disorder
  • LO3. Describe and use standardised and observational procedures to measure neuromotor function during occupational performance
  • LO4. Demonstrate appropriate application of least to most prompt hierarchy to instruct and shape neuromotor responses during performance of daily tasks
  • LO5. Plan occupational therapy interventions that are aimed at improving neuromotor capacity during occupational task performance using best available evidence
  • LO6. Determine an appropriate method to evaluate the effectiveness of chosen interventions.
  • LO7. Modify assessment, goal setting, and instructional strategies which use verbal and physical contact prompts and cues in a manner that ensures cultural safety and relevance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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