Intermediate Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
Applied and competent standards for integrating knowledge, professional reasoning and professional behaviour are developed within this practice course that lays emphasis on applying the occupational therapy processes. Students must experience a range of different people with different needs, and in different circumstances. This course is the second of three major practice courses in the occupational therapy program.
These objectives conform to the Student Practice Evaluation Form - Revised [SPEF-R]
1. Professional Behaviour
2. Self management Skills
3. Co-worker Communication
4. Communication Skills
6. Information Gathering
7. Service Provision
8. Service Evaluation
Each practice setting will be different for the students but the following are general indicators:
1. Each practice environment has a set of learning outcomes,
2. Each student has developed a learning contract with personal outcomes,
3. The two sets of outcomes above must be mutually negotiated and must form the basis of the practice experience these documents are dynamic and can be altered during the course as proficiency develops,
4. Students learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for professional practice at this intermediary level of year three which is the second long practice experience,
5. Students benchmark their learning against the Australian Competency Standards (1994: 1999) until such time as an agreed new set of competencies are designed. Other standards will be the WFOT Competencies.
Students must have successfully completed the beginning practice placement OCCT2254 and covered the OCCT courses in years one and two of the program.
Modes of Delivery
Practical: for 38 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks