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OCCP5241: Evaluation of OT Practice

This unit of study provides students with the opportunity to gain skills in evaluating occupational therapy interventions and occupational therapy outcome measures relevant to practice. Both types of evaluation are core competencies identified by the national professional body. Students will apply their developing research and inquiry knowledge and skills from OCCP 5207 to an evaluation of an intervention and an outcome measure of relevance to their fieldwork experience. Students will develop skills in identifying appropriate goals that relate to the assessment of client outcomes and to the evaluation of an intervention program, and how to measure change to evaluate the degree of achievement of these goals. Students will need to locate and critique relevant literature, and determine practice issues associated with the evaluation of occupational therapy practice.

Code OCCP5241
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
OCCP5207 and OCCP5217 and OCCP5237 and OCCP5238

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

  • LO1. describe the role and components of outcome measurement as a key component of evidence-informed occupational therapy practice
  • LO2. select and appraise an outcome measure suitable for measuring outcomes with a client or client population
  • LO3. recognise the role of program evaluation in measuring both processes (how programs are implemented by occupational therapists) and outcomes (expected change in clients as a result of engaging in the program)
  • LO4. apply evaluation and outcome measurement tools to design an evaluation plan for an occupational therapy intervention, program, or service.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.