Skip to main content
Unit of study_

OCCP5255: Skills for Paediatric Practice in OT

2024 unit information

This unit provides students with core skills for paediatric practice in occupational therapy. These skills include information gathering, building rapport with clients and families, engaging collaboratively with key stakeholders/caregivers, assessment administration, goal setting, and intervention planning, delivery and evaluation. The unit provides you with knowledge and evidence-based practice principles related to these skills and the opportunity to develop and apply their skills through practice education. You will complete 40 hours of practice education in community or clinic-based settings to a group of children. As part of the unit, you will learn from, engage with, and receive feedback from service recipients.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Medicine and Health

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Describe the role of occupational therapy within the scope of pediatric services including specialist and generalist roles such as in early intervention, acute care, rehabilitation and community support
  • LO2. Use family-centred occupational therapy interventions to enhance the child’s performance and ensure positive influence on both child and family outcomes
  • LO3. Gather and interpret data across domains of child development and areas of childhood participation using evidence informed observation, interview, and standardised testing procedures.
  • LO4. Identify, prioritise, and justify interventions that address consumer/client needs.
  • LO5. Describe the skills needed to deliver services in clinic-based and community settings.

Unit availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Professional practice Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

Find your current year census dates

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.