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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Lisa Knightbridge


Students will develop skills in project implementation and work within a community partnership model to address a community/population health based issue for the collaborating agency. The student will apply and further develop the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for them to implement, evaluate and report on a community orientated project. It is expected that the student will act as the project manager whilst also communicating, negotiating and collaborating with agency staff and other relevant stakeholders.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Articulate ethical and legal issues pertinent to project work;
  2. Apply health promotional, capacity building and community development strategies;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Government policy and the function of local, state and national agencies funding health delivery and how these bodies direct resources to effect planning and service delivery;
  4. Articulate funding systems and submission processes in health care;
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of change management processes;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of systems theory and thinking ;
  7. Develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate information concerning a project that has occupational relevance to a community or population;
  8. Implement, undertake, deliver or operationalise a project according to stated goals and objectives detailed in a project proposal;
  9. Employ skills in facilitating stakeholder involvement;
  10. Identify and apply approaches that may be adopted to address population based health issues and apply the principles of enabling occupation to a population/community;
  11. Maintain the professional standards and emergency procedures set by the clinical facility, Monash University and by OT AUSTRALIA code of ethics ;
  12. Apply the principles of evidence based practice to a population based approach to health
  13. Use effective and efficient written and verbal communication for report development and information dissemination;
  14. Manage project information and timelines.


One midway project progress report to agency stakeholders (1500 words): 20%
Oral presentation of midway project report: 20% +One project report detailing process, findings and recommendations (5000 words):60%
Hurdle requirements: Attendance at 80% of tutorials, supervisory meetings and fieldwork placement hours; satisfactory completion of placement as assessed through the Student Placement Evaluation Form (SPEF); completion of reflective journal; presentation of amended project report to agency.All hurdle requirements must be completed to pass this subject. Students who fail to meet a hurdle requirement will be offered supplementary learning activity. Students who fail the fieldwork component of the unit will be required to repeat the unit. A maximum of one repeat placement will be provided.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Lisa Knightbridge

Contact hours

Fieldwork project placement in external agencies for 11 weeks, equivalent to 15 hours/week; 6-8 hours/week of private study plus a total of 15 hours of on-campus workshops and 6 hours of on-campus supervisory meetings


OCC3052, OCC3062 or OCC3072, HSC3032


Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy