ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

OCT5APS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, learners will shift their view beyond the occupational challenges facing individuals, to consider the ways in which occupational therapists enable social change at the level of the community, population and organisation. Learners will focus on gaining knowledge and skills required for their impending role as health practitioners in a rapidly changing health and social context. The subject is comprised of three key themes: prevention and health promotion, project management and contemporary practice issues. Learners will apply, critique and reflect upon major subject themes through the conduct of a substantial organisational project.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTracy Fortune

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites OCT5OCS and OCT5CRS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnabling occupation 11: advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, wellbeing and justice through occupationRecommendedTownsend and PalatajkoCAOT PUBLICATIONS, OTTAWA.
ReadingsEnabling social changeRecommendedTownsend, Cockburn, Letts, Thibeault & Trentham 2007N/A
ReadingsProject management in health and community services: getting good ideas to workRecommendedDwyer, J, Stanton, P, Thiessen V. 2004ALLEN & UNWIN, SYDNEY.
ReadingsPromoting health: the primary health care approachRecommendedTalbot, L & Verrinder, G 20094TH EDN, ELSEVIER, SYDNEY.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will identify and analyse contemporary practice issues and trends that impact on health and the occupational therapy profession: (a) students will describe how occupation is enabled at the level of the community, organisation and population; (b) students will investigate and describe the relationship between occupation and social determinants of health.

Activities:
Contemporary practice issues presentation to class cohort.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Communication
Discipline Specific Competencies
Writing
Professional Practice
Critical Thinking

02. Students will critically analyse the theory and practice of occupation and occupational therapy at a community and population level, taking account of other health related frameworks and strategies including the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: Capacity Building; Community Development; Organisation/Service Development.

Activities:
Reading and discussing relevant literature online with other students and lecturer, and by undertaking the quiz assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Professional Practice
Communication
Inquiry/ Research

03. Students will critically evaluate theoretical development and the practical environment, taking account of occupational and sustainability factors within prevention based health projects and use the evaluation outcomes to design a project proposal.

Activities:
Through discussion online and through research and preparation of a population health critique and presentation. Presentation of project proposal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Speaking
Communication
Professional Practice
Writing
Discipline Specific Competencies

04. Students will implement a community-based project, evaluate outcomes and synthesise findings and recommendations for community action: (a) students will apply the principles of project management, program development and evaluation and identify and address potential ethical issues in the conduct of health project management; (b) students will define and apply concepts and strategies associated with leadership, management and service development.

Activities:
Project proposal and project report. Project presentation to class cohort.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Teamwork
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Communication
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Professional Practice

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