OCCTH 4002 - Enabling Change: Population Approaches B

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

In this course, students will shift their view beyond the occupational challenges facing individuals, to consider the ways in which occupational therapists work as part of small teams to enable change at the level of the service, organisation, community, or population. Students will focus on gaining knowledge and skills required for team project work, and for their impending role as health practitioners in a rapidly changing health and social policy context. The course is comprised of team project management and preparation for contemporary practice. Students will apply, critique and reflect upon major subject themes through planning, conducting and evaluating their own population based project.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code OCCTH 4002
    Course Enabling Change: Population Approaches B
    Coordinating Unit Occupational Therapy
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 6 hours per week plus 96 hours of placement across the Semester. Full day seminar at the end of the year.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites OCCTH 4005
    Restrictions Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
    Assessment Examination, assignment and continuous assessment tasks
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Caitlin Prince

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Integrate and apply knowledge of population approaches in practice situations and reflect on cultural responsiveness and cultural safety.
    2 Conduct self in a professional manner.
    3 Demonstrate effective self-management skills.
    4 Communicate project progress and outcomes effectively within a placement context and with all key stakeholders.
    5 Develop and maintain appropriate documentation and formal report writing.
    6 Manage and evaluate a population approaches project within a placement context.
    7 Present key project findings to peers and industry.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Final Project Report Summative 60% 1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Final Presentation Summative  40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
    Placement Formative & Summative 0% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Placement Hours & Participation in Supervision, Revised Project Report (0%) Hurdle Requirement

    Students must complete 96 hours of placement, which will contribute to their placement hour requirement for the program (with allowance for 8 missed hours of placement due to illness or other extenuating circumstances). Students must also participate in an additional 8 hours of supervision with their university supervisor (with allowance for 1 missed supervision session due to illness or other extenuating circumstances)
    Students must demonstrate competency for practice as outlined in the SPEF-R2.
    Students must complete a revised project report incorporating assessor’s feedback (to send to external agencies).
    Assessment Detail
    Final project report (60%)
    Students will submit a final project report summarising the project aims, objectives and goals, the project processes,
    outcomes and recommendations. The project report will be written for the host organisation, and will be disseminated to them
    following marking and moderation.

    Final presentation (40%)
    Students will complete an oral presentation at the end of the project, summarising the project, management factors,
    facilitators and barriers to the project process and outcomes, and organisational and/or practice translation and implications.

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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