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OT3005 - Rural and Urban Practice 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to level 3 or higher level Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy IHCAP and Occupational Therapy Honours students. If you do not pass 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

  • demonstrate an increased competence in communication skills to enable therapeutic interactions with clients;
  • ability to critically analyse the inter- relationship between occupational therapy theory, research and intervention;
  • demonstrate higher problem solving skills in formulating aims of occupational therapy intervention and applying therapeutic activities and techniques in a culturally aware manner across the spectrum of rural and urban settings;
  • ability to use more advanced observational and evaluation techniques relative to occupational therapy for assessing the clients health or disability status;
  • ability to integrate a range of OT intervention techniques within client centred practice and apply evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning skills relevant to OT within the placement setting.
Prerequisites: HS3401 AND (OT3001 OR OT3101) AND (OT3011 OR OT3002) AND (OT3012 OR OT3003)Allow concurrent for OT3004


Townsville, Placement/work experience, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Mrs Karen Salata
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Mrs Karen Salata.
Workload expectations:
  • 266 hours clinical placement
Assessment: pass/fail - introductory letter to supervisor (%); pass/fail - integrated learning tasks (%); pass/fail - student practice evaluation form - revised (spef-r) (%); pass/fail - attendance record (%); pass/fail - learning plan (%).
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.