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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects OCT6PAO

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
ReadingsPrescribed readings provided online.Prescribed.N/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Distance Education, 2014, Semester 2, Distance Education


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnoo Bhopti

Class requirements

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

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."


Assessment elementComments%
Completion and online presentation of the application of an outcome measure20
Completion of reliability project for discussionsHURDLE REQUIREMENT0
One 2,500-word essay60
Online discussions20