This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop and implement their occupational therapy knowledge, behaviours and competencies. Students will be required to integrate and apply theory and skills learned in previous units and develop professional reasoning, reflection and communication skills. Students will complete a 320 hour (8 weeks full time) work integrated learning experience under the supervision of one or more occupational therapy clinicians in remote and metropolitan locations throughout Australia.
Students will complete a module and seminar prior to commencing their work integrated learning experience. This initial learning will address work readiness and support students to prepare for the expectations related to their external placement. The work integrated learning experience will enable students to develop professional knowledge and skills as articulated in the SPEF-R2 (Student Practice Evaluation Form – Revised 2). These include:
- Professional behaviour
- Self-management skills
- Co-worker communication
- Communication skills
- Information gathering
- Service provision
- Service evaluation
During the external learning experience, students will attend two online tutorials which will explore application of learning and skill development specific to their placement experiences. Students will attend a final tutorial to debrief from the external learning experience.
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:|
|1||demonstrate competence in identified core areas of Occupational Therapy practice as specified in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards|
|2||apply professional problem solving and clinical/professional reasoning skills relevant to occupational therapy service delivery|
|3||demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skills with clients, stakeholders and staff|
|4||demonstrate initiative, self-direction and reflection in practice|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate competence in identified core areas of Occupational Therapy practice as specified in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards
- apply professional problem solving and clinical/professional reasoning skills relevant to occupational therapy service delivery
- demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skills with clients, stakeholders and staff
- demonstrate initiative, self-direction and reflection in practice
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