ASSESSMENT & OUTCOME MEASUREMENT IN PAEDIATRIC PRACTICE

OCT5PAO

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents an evidence-based approach to evaluating children's occupational performance and component skills in relation to different client groups. Students will gain knowledge in test development theory and skills in appraising content and criterion validity, reliability and discriminant ability of measures. These skills will be applied to critiquing and selecting assessments and outcome measures within paediatric occupational therapy and enabling students to evaluate their own intra-rater reliability. New measures and developments in existing measures in paediatric occupational therapy will be reviewed.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects OCT6PAO

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
ReadingsPrescribed readings provided online.Prescribed..

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Select a theoretical practice model and apply it to the selection and application of measurement tools in occupational therapy practice.

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

02. Critically evaluate how modern and traditional theories of test development influence the interpretability of outcome measures and consider the applicability of each theory.

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

03. Provide a rationale for selecting appropriate outcome measures for a particular client group and for a particular purpose and synthensise the evidence with clinical practice issues in relation to one case.

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

04. Make an evidence-based recommendation for or against the use of particular measures in occupational therapy practice.

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

05. Investigate your own intra-rater reliability and assess the practice implicaitons of your results.

Activities:
Intra rater reliability project, seminar, on-line discussions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, 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 online presentation of the application of an outcome measureCompletion of reliability project for discussions20 01, 03, 05
One 2,500-word essay60 01, 02, 04
Online discussions20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05