Beginning Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy
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.
- Semester 2 - 2015
1. Professional Behaviour
2. Self management Skills
3. Co-worker Communication
4. Communication Skills
6. Information Gathering
7. Service Provision
8. Service Evaluation
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;
- 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.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT1242, OCCT2150 and OCCT2151.
Professional Task: Practice *
Viva Voce: Case Study Viva
Portfolio: Reflective Portfolio
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
- NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
Face to Face On Campus 304 hour(s) per Term
Professional Practice Education: 8 weeks @ 38 hours/week = 304 hours of practice 2 hour briefing lecture prior to placement 2 hour computer laboratory prior to placement