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OCCP3105: Cognitive Ability and Occupational Performance

2024 unit information

Students examine the practice of occupational therapy assessment and intervention for adults and children whose occupational performance has been impacted by a range of cognitive or intellectual impairments. Students will develop theory driven and practical reasoning skills to explain the place of cognition in occupational performance and to guide their approach to assessment and intervention. Specifically, students learn to use evidence based assessment and intervention strategies where disorder in the following dimensions of cognition impact occupational performance, consciousness, attention and orientation with impulse control, sensory perception, memory, and executive function.

Unit details and rules

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Participation Sciences

Code OCCP3105
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 information processing and cognitive strategy application theories in the context of occupational performance and disability
  • LO2. Demonstrate knowledge of cognitive deficits commonly found in adults and children who have a cognitive disorder
  • LO3. Describe and use standardised and observational assessments to measure: 1) use of cognitive strategies during occupational performance and 2) outcomes of intervention
  • LO4. Plan evidence-based occupational therapy interventions that are aimed at improving use of cognitive strategies during occupational task performance using best available evidence
  • LO5. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of impaired cognitive disorder on health and well-being of adults and children as determined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • LO6. 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 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Curriculum Framework elements 6.2, 7.2, 9.2, 11.2)

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

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