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 O'Brien


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 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 3000 word equivalent on-line discussion group tasks (30%) 3000 word critical review (30%) 2000 word case study (20%), 250 word conference abstract (5%) 20 minute conference presentation (15%)."

Chief examiner(s)

Lisa O'Brien

Contact hours

Students are on fieldwork for 10 weeks (they start on O week - the 18th July) with on-line tasks threaded through from week 1. After the mid semester break, they are back on campus from week 10, with their final assessment task being a conference presentation in week 12.


Must have passed OCC3062 or OCC3072 AND Must have passed OCC4071 or OCC4091 AND Must have passed OCC4081




Available only to Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students