Beginning Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy
|Course code OCCT2254||Units 20||Level 2000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
This is the second of four practice placement courses in the undergraduate occupational therapy programme. The course aims to broaden student professional practice experience while assisting them to consolidate their academic knowledge and develop their clinical skills. A block of professional practice is embedded into this course. The students undertake their placements off campus in a variety of service settings.
The course is a compulsory programme component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy programme.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On completion of the course students ought to be able to: |
Demonstrate emerging clinical competence by completing each of the learning objectives in all of the eight domains of the revised version of the Student Practice Evaluation Form (SPEF-R) sufficient to pass their second year practice placement
Demonstrate an understanding of how to assess client needs, identify and prioritize performance issues, establish clear client-centered goals; select and implement appropriate OT interventions and evaluate their own practice through the presentation of a case study.
Demonstrate how the theoretical models of OT they have been introduced to during the first year of their course can be used to guide their assessment selection and intervention choices in practice through the presentation of a case study.
Demonstrate effective critical reflection skills by submitting a written report that outlines how and why they responded to a chosen clinical incident.
Demonstrate an understanding of the Minimum Competency Standards for graduating OTs (as published by OT Australia in 2010) and benchmark the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their practice placement course against these standards.
|Content||Each professional practice experience will be slightly different for the students but all should offer them the opportunity to develop their: Professional Behaviour; Self-management Skills; Co-worker Communication; Communication Skills; Documentation; Information Gathering; Service Provision and Service Evaluation in accordance with the revised version of the Student Practice Education Form (SPEF-R) |
In addition an emphasis will be placed on teaching the second year students about the importance of client-centred practice; being a reflective practitioner during the briefing and debriefing session in the course.
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode|
|Contact Hours||Practical: for 304 hour(s) per Term for 8 weeks|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for OCCT2254|