REHA 7015 Occupational Therapy Specialties

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400917

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 Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) REHA 3025

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4663 Bachelor of Health Science/Masters of Occupational Therapy or 4664 Master of Occupational Therapy.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the purpose of clinical specialisation within occupational therapy
  2. Review and evaluate the unique occupational therapy contribution in clinical specialty areas of interest
  3. Investigate 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

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