Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy

Course code OCCT4273
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This is the fourth and final placement courses in the undergraduate occupational therapy program. The course aims to broaden student professional practice experience while assisting them to consolidate their academic knowledge and clinical skills. A block professional practice experience is embedded in this course. Students undertake their placements off campus in a variety of service settings. This is a compulsory programme component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Programme.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate graduate level clinical competence by independently completing each of the learning objectives in all eight domains of the revised version of the Student Practice Evaluation Form (SPEF-R) sufficient to satisfactorily pass their final practice placement.

2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of how to assess client needs; identify and prioritize their occupational performance issues; establish clear client-centered goals; select and implement appropriate OT interventions and evaluate and refine their own practice through the presentation of a practice case study.

3. Demonstrate graduate level clinical reasoning skills through the concise and logical presentation of the decisions made in relation to a chosen practice incident and the robust defence of these under questioning from the viva examiners.

4. Demonstrate how they have met the Minimum Competency Standards for Graduating OTs, as published by OT Australia (2010), by providing verbal examples and written evidence from their e-portfolio during an exit interview exam.

Content

Each professional practice experience will be slightly different for each student, 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 evaluation in accordance with the revised version of the Student Practice Education (SPEF-R).  

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT4163 and OCCT4170.

Assessment Items

Professional Task: Placement (Capstone - Practical)

Interview: Exit Interview: 30 minutes in total.

Presentation: Case Study Viva: Oral Presentation (30 minutes in total).

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Computer Lab for 2 Hours per Week for Week 1 only.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Lecture for 2 Hours per Week for Week 1 only. Lecture comprises of a 2 hour briefing session.

Practicum

Face to Face Off Campus 38 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Practicum for 38 Hours per Week for 10 Weeks. Alternate provisions are made for 1) a part-time placement or 2) a project placement.

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Workshop for 2 Hours per Week for Week 9 only. Workshop consists of a 2-hour compulsory debriefing session.