Intermediate Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy

Course code OCCT3161
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Professional Behaviour

2. Self management Skills

3. Co-worker Communication

4. Communication Skills

5. Documentation

6. Information Gathering

7. Service Provision

8. Service Evaluation


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).

Additionally, 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.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT2254.

Assessment Items

Professional Task: Practice

Viva Voce: Case Study Viva

Portfolio: Reflective Portfolio

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 - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact Hours



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


Face to Face On Campus 38 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks