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Unit description

Provides 8-week (320 hour) practice education under the supervision of one or more occupational therapy clinicians in remote and metropolitan locations throughout Australia. Students undertake learning experiences to develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills learned in previous units. Reflective practice and the development of clinical reasoning are key components of this unit.

Unit content

For this practice education, a full day preparatory workshop is conducted prior to placement. The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Assessment requirements
  • Professional portfolio
  • Critical reflective journal
  • Professional reasoning
  • Initiative
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-resilience
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Management of caseload
  • Learning styles
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Cognitive overload

For this unit students have specific assessment tasks that they have to complete to satisfy requirements and to pass the unit of study e.g. critical reflections and professional portfolio. The students are assessed by the supervisor during their practice education using the SPEF-R2 (Student Practice Evaluation Form – Revised 2) 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate competence in identified core areas of Occupational Therapy practice as specified in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards
2apply professional problem solving and clinical/professional reasoning skills relevant to occupational therapy service delivery
3demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skills with clients, stakeholders and staff
4demonstrate initiative, self-direction and reflection in practice

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

Teaching and assessment

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

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