3 x 50-minute lectures weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
1 x 3-hour practical weekly
1 Admission into BHSMOT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Occupational Therapy
1a Admission into MOT-Master of Occupational Therapy
2 OCCT8001 - Occupational Therapy Practice 1
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2)
1 OCCT8010 - Information & Technology in Occupational Therapy
2 OCCT9007 - Clinical Practicum 1
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Assignment(s), Class Participation, Examination, Practical Work, Tests
Topic description

This topic will enable students to build on their knowledge and skills for occupational therapy practice in the areas of acute care, rehabilitation, aged care, working with communities, children and families and people who are affected by mental illness.

Students will apply key theoretical approaches including the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to these practice areas to extend their understanding of occupational therapy practice.

Educational aims

This topic aims to extend the student's ability to apply the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and key theoretical approaches to practice, and to develop and refine core skills in occupational therapy practice.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse case scenarios, and using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and key practice models determine an occupational evaluation and intervention plan to support occupational engagement
  2. Analyse and integrate occupational therapy practice skills at an intermediate level
  3. Demonstrate clinical reasoning at a beginning level through analysis and application of case scenarios
  4. Apply reflective practice skills to analyse and consider client/consumer needs
  5. Explain and demonstrate the importance of practicing in a culturally responsive and culturally safe manner
  6. Explain and demonstrate an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences of health, wellbeing and the impact of these on occupational engagement

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.