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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Provides students with the opportunity to undertake reflective practice and develop clinical/professional reasoning skills in simulated practice education. Students develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills learned in foundational units

Unit content

150 hours of  practice education will be undertaken throughout this unit. Essential practical skills will be learnt and demonstrated throughout the unit including safe manual handling skills. These skills will be learnt on campus. Students will be assessed on clinical/professional reasoning, various technical skills, communication skills, documentation skills, professional behaviours and competencies

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply occupational therapy professional reasoning and models of practice to simulated client scenarios
2demonstrate safe manual handling to assist with functional mobility
3demonstrate an emerging level of ethical practice, competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice
4demonstrate written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills appropriate for occupational therapy practice

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

  1. apply occupational therapy professional reasoning and models of practice to simulated client scenarios
  2. demonstrate safe manual handling to assist with functional mobility
  3. demonstrate an emerging level of ethical practice, competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice
  4. demonstrate written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills appropriate for occupational therapy practice

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam: viva60%
Portfolio40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hr (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hrs (Weekly)
Assessment
Exam: viva60%
Portfolio40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

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

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