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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

This unit provides students with an opportunity to refine their occupational therapy knowledge, behaviours and competencies. Students will be required to initiate application of theory and skills learned in previous units and enhance professional reasoning, reflection and communication skills in preparation for graduate practice. Students will complete a 400 hour (10 weeks full time) work integrated learning experience under the supervision of one or more occupational therapy clinicians in remote and metropolitan locations throughout Australia.

Unit content

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 during 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:
1apply an ethical approach to professional practice and clinical/professional reasoning whilst demonstrating the use of client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, professional problem solving, initiative and self-direction
2demonstrate a high level of competence in all areas of occupational therapy practice as specified in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards
3actively participate as an integral team member whilst demonstrating effective assessment and interventions in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
4demonstrate well developed verbal and written communication skills with clients, stakeholders and staff

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

  1. apply an ethical approach to professional practice and clinical/professional reasoning whilst demonstrating the use of client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, professional problem solving, initiative and self-direction
  2. demonstrate a high level of competence in all areas of occupational therapy practice as specified in the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards
  3. actively participate as an integral team member whilst demonstrating effective assessment and interventions in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
  4. demonstrate well developed verbal and written communication skills with clients, stakeholders and staff

Prescribed Learning Resources

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Placement 400 hours (Across the term)
Seminar 2 hours (3 weeks)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Critical reflectionSR
Critical reflectionSR
Clinical skillsSR

Teaching method
Placement 400 hours (Across the term)
Seminar 2 hours (3 weeks)
Assessment
PortfolioSR
Critical reflectionSR
Critical reflectionSR
Clinical skillsSR
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

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International

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