REHA 4013 Occupational Therapy Specialties

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401124

Coordinator Kathrine Hammill Opens in new window

Description This unit provides occupational therapy students with the opportunity to select from, and undertake advanced study in, a range of occupational therapy clinical specialty areas. Several streams will run concurrently in this unit representing key clinical areas of specialisation in occupational therapy. Students will be able to focus their study, by selecting a combination of clinical specialty streams. Streams will cover relevant clinical content, examining the unique occupational therapy contribution in each specialty area.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) REHA 3002 AND
REHA 3020 AND
REHA 3019

Incompatible Subjects REHA 7015 - Occupational Therapy Specialities

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 4711 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. This is a specialty subject offered as a compulsory core subject of the occupational therapy program. It is profession specific, preparing students to practice as an occupational therapist and not relevant as an elective for non-occupational therapy students.

Assumed Knowledge

 It is assumed that students entering this subject will have completed all previous occupational therapy subjects from the third year of the Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Occupational Therapy.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Review and evaluate the unique occupational therapy contribution in clinical specialty areas of interest.
  2. Reflect on how occupational therapy practice in specialised areas relates to the theoretical basis of occupational therapy.
  3. Identify clinical questions and apply knowledge and skills of evidence-based practice to the investigation of clinical specialty topics.
  4. Perform professional competencies relevant to the chosen clinical specialisation areas.

Subject Content

1. The unique occupational therapy contribution in areas of clinical specialisation
2. The use of learning contracts to determine learning needs in areas of clinical specialisation
3. Clinical questions relevant to the development of expertise in chosen clinical specialty areas as negotiated with academic staff
4. Knowledge and skills of evidence-based practice in the investigation of clinical specialty topics
5. Professional competencies relevant to the chosen clinical specialisation areas as negotiated with academic staff

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have:

1) submitted a Student Undertaking Form and have applied for a National Police Certificate;
2) submitted Working with Children Check Student Declaration;
3) possess a current WorkCover Authority approved First Aid Certificate.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Learning contract specialty area 1 2000 words or equivalent product 50 N Individual
Learning contract specialty area 2 2,000 words or equivalent product 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

Day

Subject Contact Kathrine Hammill Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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