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OT3004 - Rural and Urban Practice 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to level 3 or higher level Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy IHCAP and Occupational Therapy Honours students.

This subject will provide a minimum of 266 hours (seven weeks at 38 hours/week) of supervised practice education placement with flexible support from the University. The aim of this placement is to integrate previously learnt material with new observations and practical clinical education. The placement will be either rural or urban and will enable the student to apply and utilise the theories and principles of occupational therapy in a variety of settings.Students may be required to undertake placements in a facility away from the campus at which they are currently enrolled, at their own expense.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply and integrate the theories and principles of occupational therapy in the placement setting;
  • demonstrate appropriate professional behaviours, including communication and self-management skills to enable therapeutic and professional interactions;
  • develop skills and knowledge for working in effective teams within the placement context;
  • apply professional reasoning to interpret information gathered and formulate culturally appropriate service provision in the placement setting.

Subject Assessment

  • Student review of placement feedback survey - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Learning plan - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Letter/memorandum - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Professional placement performance 2 - (%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; pass every assessment item.

Prerequisites: OT3011 AND OT3012


Townsville, Study Period 8, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 10-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Mrs Karen Salata.
Workload expectations:
  • 266 hours placement

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.