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OCC3062 - Participation community practice I: Development

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Rebecca Allen


Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


Drawing from theoretical material in HSC2072 Health Promotion and OCC3052 Enabling Occupation II, students will work in collaboration with an agency to address a specific need while completing this participatory practice placement. Students will choose a project. They will then commence contact with their agency, and begin the first phase of project management, which involves collaborating with agency members to "scope" an organisationally useful, and occupationally relevant project or program. Students will function as project managers and will be required to liaise with a variety of stakeholders and to develop a project proposal that meets the needs and aims of the agency.


On completion of this unit the student will be expected to be able to:

  1. take responsibility for own attitudes and behaviour, as demonstrated by acknowledging prejudices, limitations, and lack of knowledge, and commitment to change and growth as a result of professional development, and reflective learning;
  2. adopt an ethical and socially responsible approach to practice and practice based enquiry;
  3. demonstrate understanding of the rights of consumers and carers and strategies to integrate their lived experience of health issues into service planning and delivery;
  4. apply theoretical understanding of health promotion and population health to a practice setting;
  5. describe the stages of program management;
  6. undertake a needs analysis by scoping an organizationally useful and occupationally relevant project or program;
  7. apply program management skills and function as a project manager and liaise with an organization to define a project;
  8. share power in relationships with service providers, community leaders, consumers and carers, as demonstrated by the development of a partnership approach to service development and provision;
  9. consult with service providers, community leaders, consumers and carers about their rights, service choices, and options;
  10. share resources in a mutual educational process to facilitate decision making and advocacy about service choices, and options;
  11. demonstrate strategies to empower service providers, community leaders, consumers and carers to determine and set priorities for change; and
  12. use findings of assessments/needs analyses to develop programs using best available evidence.


Preliminary project proposal (1000 words): 20%
Project proposal (25000 words): 60%
Project presentation (30 minutes): 20%
80% attendance at the placement including meetings with supervisor.


OCC3030 and OCC3041


HSC1072 and OCC3052. Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.