Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy
Not available in 2012
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 last of three major practice courses in this revised 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 advanced level of year four which is the final long practice experience and they should be deemed competent to start practice,
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 could be the WFOT Competencies.
Students must have successfully completed all the OCCT courses in first, second, third and semester one of fourth year.
Modes of Delivery
Practicum: for 38 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks