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OCCP5258: Introduction to the OT Practice Process

2024 unit information

This unit introduces you to assessment and intervention planning as embedded in the occupational therapy practice process. You will learn to understand and plan relevant occupational therapy approaches to collecting information and assessment to address the needs of your clients. You will learn occupational therapy competencies essential for high quality, effective, culturally responsive, and evidence-based assessment and planning practice for people experiencing occupational performance difficulties. You will observe, and apply your understanding of how adults learn and process information, the use of effective and culturally responsive communication skills in a practice education setting. You will also find and use best available evidence including standardised assessments and outcome measures, and develop clinical reasoning skills that will enable you to think critically and make practice decisions in assessment and planning as an occupational therapist.

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. Demonstrate occupational therapy competencies needed for person-focussed, ethical, safe, lawful, inclusive, culturally responsive and accountable occupational therapy practice in assessment and planning in practice education contexts.
  • LO2. Perform occupational therapy assessment and planning in a manner that is informed by relevant and contemporary theory, up-to-date practice knowledge and best available evidence from research, policy, and practice expertise.
  • LO3. Use an occupational therapy approach to data gathering and assessment, including how to select, administer, record, communicate and critique assessments that reveal information about health, wellbeing, human occupation and the barriers and enablers to personally and culturally meaningful participation of individuals, groups, communities and populations.
  • LO4. Perform occupational therapy assessment of adult and older adult occupations and occupational performance, life situations, and the barriers and enablers to participation experienced by individuals in a manner that is client-centred, appropriate to the problem or issue, culturally safe, based on best-available evidence, within scope of practice, efficient and accountable.
  • LO5. Demonstrate understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for collaborative decision-making and goal setting related to occupational therapy assessment, re-assessment and outcome evaluation, and planning according to principles of adult learning and information-processing approaches.
  • LO6. Demonstrate competent communication skills and professional behaviours relevant to occupational therapy that are client-centred and stakeholder-appropriate using written, verbal and non-verbal approaches.

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Intensive May 2024
Professional practice Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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