Intermediate Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy
|Course code OCCT3161||Units 20||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
This is the third 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 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 program.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On completion of this course students ought to be able to:- |
1.Demonstrate consolidating clinical competence by completing each of the learning objectives in all eight domains of the revised version of the student Practice Evaluation Form (SPEF-R) sufficient to pass their third year placement.
2.Demonstrate a good understanding of how to assess a client?s needs, identify and prioritise performance issues, establish clear client-centred goals; select and implement appropriate OT interactions and evaluate their own practice through the presentation of a case study.
3.Demonstrate consolidating level clinical reasoning skills by submitting a written report that outlines the decisions they took in relation to a chosen clinical event.
4.Demonstrate an understanding of the minimal competency standards for graduating OTs (as published by OT Australia in 2010) and benchmark the knowledge and skills they have acquired on placement against these.
|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 developing their clinical reasoning skills in the briefing and debriefing sessions of the course.|
|Modes of Delivery||External Mode|
|Contact Hours||Practical: for 304 hour(s) per Term for 8 weeks|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for OCCT3161|