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Gold CoastSession 2Session 2

Unit description

Provides a 10 week (400 hr) Advanced Fieldwork under the supervision of one or more occupational therapy clinicians. Students undertake, with supervision, learning experiences to consolidate and further develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills at an advanced level. Clinical reasoning and reflective practice are demonstrated at more advanced and complex levels than in previous placements.

Unit content

For this unit, students have specific requirements that they have to complete in order to satisfy requirements e.g. critical reflections. The students are assessed by the supervisor during practice education using the SPEF-R (Student Practice Evaluation Form - Revised) and they are specifically assessed on the below domains:

  • Professional Behaviour
  • Self-management skills
  • Co-worker communication
  • Communication Skills
  • Documentation
  • Information Gathering
  • Service Provision
  • Service Evaluation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to professional practice and clinical reasoning whilst demonstrating the use of client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, professional problem solving, initiative, self-direction and clinical reasoning skillsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2demonstrate a level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice as specified in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (2018)Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3actively participate as an effective team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environmentCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate high level verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with an advanced level of independence and create and maintain appropriate written documentation e.g. client records and reportsCommunication and social skills
5demonstrate effective assessment skills in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancyKnowledge of a discipline
6develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancyKnowledge of a discipline
7reflect on practice education experiences demonstrating a deeper level of understanding of its significance compared to previous placements/years and demonstrate an awareness of the value and importance of life-long learning in professional development.Lifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to professional practice and clinical reasoning whilst demonstrating the use of client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, professional problem solving, initiative, self-direction and clinical reasoning skills
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate a level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice as specified in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (2018)
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. actively participate as an effective team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environment
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate high level verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with an advanced level of independence and create and maintain appropriate written documentation e.g. client records and reports
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. demonstrate effective assessment skills in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. reflect on practice education experiences demonstrating a deeper level of understanding of its significance compared to previous placements/years and demonstrate an awareness of the value and importance of life-long learning in professional development.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Field work 40 hours (10 weeks)
Workshop online 4 hours (1 week)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
PresentationSR
Professional Portfolio, critical reflective journal, Introductory and thank you emailsSR
Draft and Final Learning plan/contract SR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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