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OT3005 - Rural and Urban Practice 2

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. If you do not pass the placement attached to OT3004 you cannot continue in OT3005.

The 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 from university and previous practice education placements with new observations and practical clinical education. The placement will be either rural or urban and will enable the student to apply, utilise and develop 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

  • critically analyse the inter-relationships between occupational therapy theory, research evidence and practice experience to further develop professional reasoning throughout the occupational therapy process;
  • demonstrate an increased competence in professional behaviours, including verbal and written communication and self-management skills to enable therapeutic and professional interactions;
  • evaluate own service provision and performance;
  • practice in a collaborative and culturally appropriate, client-centred manner.

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: OT3004


Townsville, Study Period 9, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 05-Oct-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.