Provides a 10 week (400 hr) Advanced Fieldwork Placement 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.
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 on fieldwork 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
- Information Gathering
- Service Provision
- Service Evaluation
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|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||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate a level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice as specified in the Australian Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists (2010)||Knowledge of a discipline||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||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||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate effective assessment skills in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||reflect on fieldwork 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|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Field work 40 hours (10 weeks)|
|ePortfolio, critical reflective journal, thank you letter||SR|
|Learning plan/contract and introductory letter||SR|
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.