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OCCP5208: Motor and Sensory Strategies

2024 unit information

Students will develop knowledge and skills required to provide occupational therapy for people whose occupational performance is compromised by biomechanical and sensory motor impairments. A variety of theoretical perspectives used to guide practice will be covered. Students will learn how to evaluate performance, design occupation-embedded therapy programs, clearly articulate the theoretical and evidence-based rationale for their programs, and select methods to evaluate outcomes from therapy.

Unit details and rules

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Participation Sciences

Code OCCP5208
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
BIOS1168 or BIOS5090
Assumed knowledge:
Musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge

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

  • LO1. identify and describe the major upper limb impairments that impact on occupational performance, and personal experience in adults and children
  • LO2. measure upper limb range of motion, strength, sensation, coordination, and arm/hand use using informal methods, structured observation, and standardised assessments
  • LO3. interpret assessment data, establish therapy aims, and set hypothetical occupational performance goals for selected case histories
  • LO4. identify, describe, and develop skill in applying methods used by occupational therapists to increase or preserve range of motion, strength, coordination, and endurance capacities that enable arm and hand use
  • LO5. demonstrate knowledge and skill in embedding upper limb strategy application training techniques within the performance of daily life occupations
  • LO6. articulate supporting rationales for therapy programs developed that take into consideration client preferences, critiques of evidence, and core theories
  • LO7. synthesise learning by developing and justifying occupational therapy programs for selected clients whose occupational performance is compromised by upper limb impairment.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 Early 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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