Practicum in Orientation and Mobility
Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013
The practicum will provide students with opportunities to gain exposure to O&M programs and teaching situations under the guidance and assistance of an experienced instructor. Students will receive a gradual induction into the profession of O&M.
Students will have opportunities to work with clients with VI and multidisabilities from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Students will be required to plan, implement, and evaluate a broad range of mobility programs, with significant consideration given to professional ethics and reflective practice.
RIDBC Renwick Centre administers this course. Before enrolling in this course, review the RIDBC Renwick Centre Handbook at http://www.ridbc.org.au/renwick/courses/current.php.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1 Independently plan, deliver, and evaluate long cane, id cane, and support cane programs;
2 Deliver cane programs in domicillary environments or the environment of the client's choice;
3 Maintain client-related records / documentation;
4 Demonstrate professional ethics and reflective practice.
Topics will include:
- Planning, delivering, and evaluating cane programs;
- Tactile mapping;
- Effective communication with clients and related professionals (including the use of interpreters);
- Maintaining client's records and files;
- Using organisational systems to log and monitor the progress of O&M programs;
- Client confidentiality;
- Code of Ethics governing the practice of a certified O&M instructors;
- Reflective practice.
Mandatory course requirement is completion of EDUC6158 and EDUC6113.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Experience Based Learning
Practicum: for 400 hour(s) per Term for Full Term