PAEDIATRIC INTERVENTION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

OCT5PAE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides the opportunity to examine a variety of paediatric occupational therapy interventions that are occupationally focussed. Both generic and specific interventions related to cognitive (e.g. cognitive orientation to occupational performance), physical (e.g. constraint induced movement therapy, goal directed training), contextual (e.g. home programs, routines based interventions) for children from birth to adolescence within occupational therapy practice will be covered. Students will learn how to make evidence-based decisions in order to apply interventions to specific clinical groups in paediatric practice. Students will learn to review and synthesise the evidence in an area of interest and explore future directions for research.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects OCT6PAE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must have completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent. Offer is subject to sufficient enrolments.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFrames of reference for paediatric occupational therapy, 3rd ed.RecommendedKramer, P. and Hinojosa, J.BALTIMORE, WILLIAM AND WILKINS, 2010
ReadingsOccupational therapy for childrenRecommendedCase Smith, J.ST. LOUIS, C. V. MOSBY, 2005 8TH EDN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Provide an evidence-based analysis of your choice of a particular intervention approach in paediatric occupational therapy.

Activities:
Reading, on-line discussions and on-line seminar, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. Investigate and critically evaluate the role of current theories of motor control and motor learning in paediatric occupational therapy practice.

Activities:
Reading, on-line discussions, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Discipline Specific Competencies
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

03. Implement an evidence-based intervention plan with one child and evaluate the impact over 6 weeks.

Activities:
Reading, on-line discussions, self-directed learning project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

04. Prepare a case presentation that integrates theory with practice and make a recommendation for or against the use of a particular approach in practice and present online.

Activities:
Reading, online seminar, online discussions, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Discipline Specific Competencies
Inquiry/ Research

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Class requirements

Directed Reading
One 30.0 hours directed reading per study period and delivered via online.
"Online study modules comprising reading and participation in facilitated discussion forums. Equivalent to 30 hours of class based activities."

Scheduled Online Class
Six 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via online.
"Delivered via web conferencing tool (Collaborate)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Completion and presentation of intervention project onlineCompletion of intervention project with one child20 03, 04
One 2,500-word literature review60 01, 02
Online discussions20 01, 02, 03, 04