Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to undertake reflective practice and develop clinical reasoning skills in community based practice settings. Students develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills learned in foundational units under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner.

Unit content

160 hours of professional experience learning to be undertaken in community engaged learning contexts.

This unit requires students to complete specific assessment tasks in order to pass the unit of study e.g. critical reflections. The students are assessed by the supervisor on fieldwork using the Fieldwork Performance Evaluation Sheet and they are specifically assessed on their professional behaviour and attitude, communication skills, documentation skills and basic clinical reasoning.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 2 hrs (Wks 1 & 2)
Community/Professional placement 160 hrs (Across the session)
Structured online learning 2 hrs (weekly during placement)
Assessment
Introductory and Thank-you emailsSR
Reflective writingSR
Clinical skillsSR
Draft and Final Learning Plan/ContractSR
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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