OCC404 Enabling Strategies: Advanced Practice (16)

This subject utilises problem-based learning to enable students to explore specialised occupational therapy practice and specific cases that present additional complexity. It is a capstone subject where students further develop their occupational therapy professional reasoning skills, while also building knowledge of five different practice areas. The five modules of learning may include: mental health with alcohol and other drugs; occupational rehabilitation; neurological rehabilitation; and early intervention for children. Students will have the opportunity to learn with and from other health professional students for at least one module of learning, to further develop their skills in inter-professional collaboration. The module topics will be flexible each year, in order to be responsive to changes within the profession and differences in student cohorts. A problem-based learning approach is used for all modules to enable students to apply knowledge and skills from workplace learning experiences and previous subjects, to further develop their professional reasoning abilities.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: OCC404. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Occupational Therapy(Honours)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate practice, in specialised areas, as an occupational therapist working as part of a collaborative team
  • be able to demonstrate basic competency in either the occupational rehabilitation or mental health practice areas
  • be able to demonstrate professional reasoning skills in planning, implementing and evaluating occupational therapy intervention with specific case scenarios, free from racism and personal judgements
  • be able to demonstrate effective, culturally-safe and professional communication and collaboration in the context of assessment and intervention
  • be able to participate in problem-based learning meetings in a professional manner, including taking minutes, chairing a meeting and reflecting on meeting dynamics
  • be able to work collaboratively with other health discipline students to plan for culturally-safe service delivery


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Problem based learning
  • Interprofessional practice
  • Complex professional reasoning skills focusing on five separate practice areas including: advanced psychosocial practice, aged care, child and family, advanced rehabilitation, work rehabilitation and working with healthy communities
  • Assessment, goals, interventions, and evaluation of service delivery for each area of practice


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.