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OCC4071

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Occupational Therapy

Coordinator(s)

Ms Lisa Knightbridge

Offered

Peninsula

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students will develop skills in project implementation and work within a community partnership model to address a community/population health based issue for the collaborating agency. The student will apply and further develop the knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for them to implement, evaluate and report on a community orientated project. It is expected that the student will act as the project manager whilst also communicating, negotiating and collaborating with agency staff and other relevant stakeholders.

Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate ethical and legal issues pertinent to project work;
  2. Articulate funding systems and submission processes in health care;
  3. Apply change management processes and systems theory in a community partnership project;
  4. Develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate information concerning a project that has occupational relevance to a community or population;
  5. Implement, undertake, deliver or operationalise a project according to stated goals and objectives detailed in a project proposal;
  6. Communicate effectively with stakeholders and facilitate stakeholder commitment;
  7. Identify and apply approaches that may be adopted to address population based health issues and apply the principles of enabling occupation to a population/community;
  8. Maintain the professional standards and emergency procedures set by the clinical facility, Monash University and by Occupational Therapy Australia code of ethics;
  9. Report and disseminate information pertaining to community partnership projects using effective verbal and written communication;
  10. Manage project information and timelines.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork placement: 22 days.

Assessment

Written project progress report: Part A (750 words) (10%)
Written project progress report: Part B (750 words) (10%)
Oral poster presentation (20%)
Project report detailing process, findings and recommendations (5,000 words minimum with 7,500 words limit) (60%)

Hurdle:
Attendance at 100% of workshops (including online lectures and tutorials), supervisory meetings and fieldwork placement hours, unless a medical certificate is provided.
Satisfactory completion of placement as assessed through the Student Placement Evaluation Form - Revised (SPEF-R) and 165 hours of fieldwork placement.
Completion of 2 individual reflective journal summary reports and time use diary.
Presentation of amended project report to agency if required.

Workload requirements

Fieldwork project placement in external agencies for 11 weeks, equivalent to 15 hours/week; 6-8 hours/week of private study plus a total of 15 hours of on-campus workshops and 6 hours of on-campus supervisory meetings.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

OCC3052 and either OCC3062 or OCC3072.

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course M3001.

Prohibitions