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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects OCT6PAE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Distance Education, 2014, Semester 1, Distance Education


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)."


Assessment elementComments%
Completion and presentation of intervention project online20
Completion of intervention project with one childHURDLE REQUIREMENT0
One 2,500-word literature review60
Online discussions20