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OT3012 - Professional Practice Preparation

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject is only available to students enrolled in occupational therapy.

The purpose of this subject is for students to develop professional skills and competencies in preparation for occupational therapy practice education.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate and synthesise key information from clinical case scenarios in order to construct clear, concise, professional reports in both written and oral formats;
  • examine and apply professional skills, such as teamwork, negotiation and conflict resolution, to an occupational therapy practice context;
  • critically reflect on professional and personal behaviours in order to respond effectively to complex practice situations;
  • develop and substantiate occupational therapy priorities by deconstructing clinical case scenarios through the application of professional reasoning.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Progress note - formative assessment task - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Client report 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Viva - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Role play - (30%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve at least 50% for viva (oral exam); participate in at least 80% of scheduled workshops and at least 80% of practice placement lectures.

Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS2402 AND HS2403 AND (OT2013 OR OT2003) AND (OT2014 OR OT2004) AND (OT2015 OR (OT2011 AND OT2012) OR (RH2001 AND OT2006)) AND RH2002


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures - 1 x 2hr lecture per week; 1 x 1hr lecture per week [Practice Placement Preparation Lectures]
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars - 1 x 3hr workshop per week
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.