PARTICIPATION IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES THROUGH SERVICE LEARNING

OCT3PDC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an understanding of pre-professional constructs integral to occupational therapy including humans as occupational beings, enablement, empowerment, occupational participation and the impact of the environment. Through participation in a service learning experience in a community agency, students will deepen their understanding of community diversity and social justice. Students will reflect on their service learning experience through focused reflections and group tasks, allowing integration of theoretical material with learning in the field, and the application of new learning in real-life situations. The subject will provide opportunity to consolidate skills in communication, team work and professional behaviour.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTracy Fortune

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed HLT1IPP and HLT1RAE and must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHSOT, HZHSOB, HZHSOM, HZHSOS, HZHSOW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions There is a quota of 5 students for each offering of this subject due to limited placements and demand. Only offered to students who were enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice before 2016. Please apply directly to the Subject Coordinator.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn Introduction to occupations. The art and science of living.RecommendedChristiansen, C. & Townsend, E. (2010)2ND EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION: UPPER SADDLE RIVER:
ReadingsEnabling occupation ii: Advancing an occupationa therapy vision for health, wellbeing and justice through occupationRecommendedTownsend, E. & Polatajko, H. (2007)CAOT PUBLICATIONS: OTAWA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Student able to critically reflect on the relationship between occupational therapy theory and prior course learning to their experience of practice in the field.

Activities:
Workshop discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Student should be able to explain core occupational therapy theory and relate that theory to practical experience in the field.

Activities:
journals and workshop discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Student should be apply to apply professional skills in self-organisation, leaderships, communication and teamwork in the field.

Activities:
Small team work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTracy Fortune

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 3.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete 26 hours of fieldwork per block"

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Double entry journal (2,000 - 2,500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Essay (1,500 words)40 01, 02
Group oral presentation (5 minutes per student + written handout)30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 07-15, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTracy Fortune

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 3.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete 26 hours of fieldwork per block"

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Double entry journal (2,000 - 2,500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Essay (1,500 words)40 01, 02
Group oral presentation (5 minutes per student + written handout)30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 14-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTracy Fortune

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 3.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will complete 26 hours of fieldwork per block"

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Double entry journal (2,000 - 2,500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Essay (1,500 words)40 01, 02
Group oral presentation (5 minutes per student + written handout)30 01, 02, 03