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OT4001 - Advanced Rural or Urban Practice

Credit points: 12
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to level 4 Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy IHCAP students.

The focus of this subject will be on the student developing a higher level of professional skills and competencies, and further advancing their professional reasoning skills and reflective practices through the integration of practical and theoretical course components. This subject will provide students with an opportunity to further integrate their learning gained from previous practice education. Students will complete a minimum of 380 hours which includes a 10 week supervised practice education placement with flexible support from the university. The placement will be either rural or urban and will enable the student to advance their ability to apply, develop, analyse and integrate the theories, principles and practice 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 evaluate and apply evidence-based and culturally appropriate Occupational Therapy practice skills within a professional service context;
  • consolidate professional attitudes and behaviours to further develop professional identity and resilience during practice;
  • analyse and synthesise practice experience, research evidence and Occupational Therapy theory to further advance professional skills;
  • critically appraise own personal and professional performance to enhance service delivery provision;
  • collaborate and negotiate effectively with co- workers in a practice setting, to formulate appropriate client-centred services.

Subject Assessment

  • Student review of placement feedback survey - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Learning plan - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Letter/memorandum - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (%) - 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: OT3005
OT4101, OT4006


Townsville, Study Period 1, Placement/fieldwork
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Mrs Karen Salata.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 380 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.