Transitioning into Occupational Therapy Practice
|Course code OCCT4274||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
This course aims to form a bridge between professional learning in the undergraduate program and to facilitate the transition of the student's entry into professional practice. This will be achieved through facilitating student's evaluation of their practice education experiences, and synthesising this with theoretical learning gained throughout the occupational therapy program. This will include such factors as, contexts of practice, theoretical approaches, ethical and moral issues, political and legal contexts, and social and cultural influences. Additionally students will also appraise their current strengths and ongoing professional development priorities. They will have the opportunity to create work of their own choice that focuses on an area they wish to strengthen. Opportunities for choice of and attendance in advanced workshops will be presented.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On completion of this course students will be able to;|
1. Evaluate their own professional practice.
2. Analyse and synthesise the impact of factors such as contexts of practice, theoretical approaches, ethical and moral issues, political and legal contexts, and social and cultural influences on their practice.
3. Clearly articulate their thinking and reasoning with respect to their evaluation of their practice.
4. Generate a personal and professional profile highlighting strengths and areas for continuing professional development (CPD).
5. Be proactive in their professional development through specific choices of study in these final weeks.
|Content||This course is process rather than content driven and is learner centered. The course will comprise a series of interactive workshops on topics including, contexts of practice, theoretical approaches, ethical and moral issues, political and legal contexts, and social and cultural factors. Published frameworks will be used as guidelines for students to generate their personal and professional profile. Practicing therapists and other related professions may be part of this course.|
|Assumed Knowledge||This is the culminating course in the last four weeks in the program therefore students need knowledge from all year one, two, three and four of the OT program.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 6 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for OCCT4274|