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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 Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Pamela Kirke


Students consider their own role within human service organizations and apply and critique contemporary practice knowledge in leadership and management, supervision and mentoring, organizational behaviour, change management, organizational governance and service quality, professional development, and complex, program based multidisciplinary teams. The Unit will conclude with a conference that includes presentations of research and project work from students in Health Science Peninsula programs. Students will complete a range of on-line and workbook tasks while completing their fieldwork placement in the Unit OCC4082 Advanced Professional Practice.


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

  1. Identify personal strategies to effectively manage competing demands, work stress and avoid professional burnout.
  2. Plan and participate in a professional development forum and present research/project findings at a professional conference.
  3. Demonstrate advanced ability to relate occupational therapy theory with practice
  4. Develop a plan for continual professional development that reflects a self-directed and life-long approach to learning
  5. Identify opportunities for supervision and mentoring that will enhance practice.
  6. Demonstrate effective presentation skills in written, visual and verbal mode.
  7. Critically analyse the impact of health economics on current health care delivery in one service
  8. Identify the processes of clinical governance in a healthcare organisation
  9. Explain the different processes available in the broad human service system for managing consumer complaints and concerns about malpractice
  10. Differentiate between the knowledge and skill required by effective leaders and effective managers.
  11. Evaluate the function of different layers of management within a human service organisation
  12. Critique the change management processes, human resource management and service planning and delivery structures within an organization
  13. Devise strategies to effectively work in inter-professional teams.


Completion of a 3000 word workbook: 30%+ 3000 word critical review: 30%
2000 word case study: 20%+ 250 word conference abstract : 5%
20 minute conference presentation: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Dee Slater

Contact hours

Weeks 1-10: 8 hours/week workbook and on-line tasks related to fieldwork placement in OCC4082 (weeks 1-10); plus 3 hours of lectures, 3 hours of tutorials, 4 hours of practical classes/week in weeks 11 and 12. In week 13 students will present and participate in a 3 day Health Sciences Peninsula interdisciplinary conference.


OCC3062 or OCC3072, OCC4071 or OCC4091, OCC4081




Available only to Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students