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OT3004 - Rural and Urban Practice 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
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.
Prerequisites: HS3401 AND (OT3001 OR OT3010 OR OT3101) AND OT3011 AND OT3012


Townsville, Study Period 8, Placement/work experience
Census Date 15-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Mrs Karen Salata.
Workload expectations:
  • 266 hours placement
Assessment: pass/fail-learning plan (non-invigilated) pass/fail-introductory letter (non-invigilated) pass/fail-student practice evaluation form-revised (spef-r) (invigilated) pass/fail-attendance record (invigilated).
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject will receive a grade of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. All assessment tasks must be passed to achieve a satisfactory in this subject.

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.