Advanced Occupational Therapy Practicum 4: Cognitive Rehabilitation for Everyday Living
10 cp Prerequisites Completion of 80cp coursework units towards Master of Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy) Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
OTHY604 offers post graduate students the opportunity to update and enhance theoretical knowledge and clinical skills with the aim of optimising functional assessment of cognition and application of compensatory strategies and rehabilitation techniques to manage or improve the effects of cognitive impairments on everyday activities. Guided practice supported by enhanced understanding of the neuroanatomy leading to cognitive impairment alongside rehabilitation and management techniques will be explored to facilitate occupational therapists in complex assessments and evidenced-based management of cognitive impairments in aged clients or those with neurological disorders. This unit aims to encourage students to further develop and apply their advanced knowledge and skills and demonstrate critical analysis of functional cognitive assessment, rehabilitation techniques and management, as well as enhance leadership and advocacy skills with professional colleagues and the broader community.