Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Occupational Therapy


Ms Annette Peart



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit will enable students to consider their own role within health and human service organisations, and apply and critique contemporary practice knowledge in areas such as leadership and management, team functioning and governance.
The Unit will conclude with a conference that includes presentations of research and project work from occupational therapy and physiotherapy students.
Students will complete a range of on-line tasks while completing their fieldwork placement as part of the unit OCC4082


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critique professional issues in contemporary practice within organisations (e.g. governance, leadership, management, finance, partnering with consumers);
  2. Plan, participate in and present research/project findings at a professional conference;
  3. Demonstrate advanced ability to relate evidence-based occupational therapy theory to an area of practice;
  4. Demonstrate effective presentation skills in written, visual and verbal mode;
  5. Critically analyse an occupational therapy intervention a client or group receives in the context of a client's total service provision from an agency or organisation;
  6. Demonstrate ability to reflect on own role within health and human service systems;
  7. Critique own performance within an organisation or agency (e.g. self-management, own role and contribution in the team);
  8. Identify areas for own continuing learning and professional development to support transition to practice.


Six online forums (3,000 words) (30% total)
Conference abstract (250 words) (5%)
Annotated bibliography (3,000 words) (30 %)
Case study (2,000 words) (20%)
Conference presentation (15 minutes) (15%)
Hurdle: Attend online activities, on-campus seminars, and student conference.

Workload requirements

Students are on fieldwork for 10 weeks (they start on O week) with online 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.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



OCC4071 or OCC4091. Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.