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Occupational Therapy Practice 1 CXA717


In this professional experience placement unit students examine different contexts of occupation to situate the concept of occupational assessment, analysis and the process of occupational enablement. Students draw on the concepts and principles of occupational science and apply an evidence-based approach to client centred assessment including client interviewing, task analysis, motor skill assessment and intervention (including the utilisation of basic assistive technology). The unit includes experiential learning activities to provide students with practical, interactive and interprofessional opportunities to apply person- centredness, clinical reasoning, critical self-reflection, and evidence-based approaches to the practice of analysing and adapting tasks.


Unit name Occupational Therapy Practice 1
Unit code CXA717
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Associate Professor Lisa Dalton
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the rationale for occupation-focused practice using the best available evidence and relevant theory of human occupation.
  • Use the occupational therapy process to synthesise information gathered from a task analysis and appropriately document contextual aspects of the analysis.
  • Apply the principles of person- centred and reflective practice to formulate an occupational profile using the key components of a select model of human occupation.
  • Analyse the benefits of the biopsychosocial model, compared to others, as an approach to occupational therapy practice and demonstrate its application in the clinical reasoning cycle.
  • Engage in occupational therapy practice demonstrating professionalism, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, and critical self-reflection to work efficiently and collaboratively.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
061703 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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CXA716 Foundations of Occupational Therapy


AssessmentClient Interview and Task Analysis (40%)|Activity Awareness Report (30%)|Occupational Therapy Skill Performance (30%)|Assessment of Occupational Therapy Practice
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