Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Lisa Knightbridge


Drawing from theoretical material in 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.


  1. Take responsibility for own attitudes and behaviour, 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. Interact with consumers and carers in a fieldwork practice setting acknowledging their rights and using strategies to integrate their lived experience of health issues into service planning and delivery;
  4. Apply theoretical understanding of primary care, health promotion and population health in 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. Develop 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 (2000 words): 20%
Project proposal (5000 words): 60%
Project presentation (30 minutes): 20%
Hurdle requirements:
Successful completion of 22 day fieldwork placement
80% attendance at the placement and on-campus tutorial sessions including meetings with supervisors
Submission of fortnightly project reports.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Lisa Knightbridge


OCC3030 and OCC3041


OCC3052. Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.