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OCCP5217: OT Assessment and Planning

Students will learn to determine and plan relevant occupational therapy strategies to address OT relevant needs of individuals. Students will learn to identify client problems as the clients see them and from different theoretical perspectives. Students will acquire the skills necessary to interview clients, assess their abilities and limitations in performing the daily activities which are appropriate to client roles, determine the extent of the mismatch between what clients would like to do and what they can do. Students will learn to identify problems with a range of clients with the focus being consumer (client) perspectives of problems. Students will learn to determine the appropriateness of, and select from a variety of assessment methods including interviews, clinical observation, standardised and non-standardised assessments and environmental evaluations. They will learn to clearly articulate the conceptual foundation and rationale for their choices.

Code OCCP5217
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. explain the process of occupational therapy from referral to discharge, with a focus on explaining the place of assessment and planning in the context of the occupational therapy process
  • LO2. demonstrate the communication and data gathering skills necessary to interview clients
  • LO3. apply a consumer/client perspective to the identification of occupational performance issues with a range of clients
  • LO4. demonstrate understanding of assessing clients’ abilities and limitations in performing the daily activities appropriate to client roles
  • LO5. frame the assessment of client abilities and limitations within an occupation-based theoretical framework
  • LO6. critique standardised assessments commonly used in practice in terms of their reliability, validity and measurement parameters (e.g. frequency, duration, measurement criteria), and their application to measurement decisions
  • LO7. determine the appropriateness of, and select from a variety of assessment methods including interviews, clinical observation, standardised and non-standardised assessments and environmental evaluations
  • LO8. clearly articulate the clinical reasoning for selection of assessment strategies when applied to individual cases
  • LO9. plan and review factors associated with implementing selected measurement strategies appropriately
  • LO10. interpret assessment findings in relation to occupations, tasks, roles and environments, and document these
  • LO11. write short and long-term goals that are measurable, based on assessment findings
  • LO12. link assessment findings to a beginning-level intervention plan which incorporates goals, strategies, and selection of appropriate interventions
  • LO13. reflect on your own level of capability in occupational therapy assessment and planning, and set goals for continued learning in the semester which follows.

Unit outlines

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