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OT4004 - Advanced Professional Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Advanced professional skills will be applied to current professional practice in a number of employment settings, such as health, education, industry, rural and remote, indigenous and primary care. Specialist competency may be acquired in the following domains reflecting the lifespan such as childhood, adolescence, adulthood, middle age and the elderly. Advanced professional skills may include but are not limited to the following examples: paediatrics, occupational health and safety, mental health practice, indigenous community service delivery, rehabilitation, information technology, sexuality, splinting, access issues, specific clinical conditions requiring an advanced knowledge and skills acquisition. The individual modules will be available in semester mode and/or in 2/3 day intensive modules enabling other subjects to run concurrently. All students will complete a compulsory module in preparation for recruitment/employment.

Learning Outcomes

  • carry out professional roles and responsibilities for selected advanced professional skills topics;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills, resources and services available to prospective client groups;
  • demonstrate competence in an advanced professional skill;
  • demonstrate competency in transferable skills for self management, communication and learning;
  • identify own learning needs and develop lifelong skills in seeking supervision, professional support and mentorship;
  • understand and apply advanced occupational therapy concepts to an identified professional service delivery sector;
  • identify personal and professional competencies and future career goals.
Prerequisites: HS3401 AND (OT3001 OR OT3101) AND (OT3011 OR OT3002) AND (OT3012 OR OT3003) AND OT3004 AND OT3005Students must have completed all third year subjects


Townsville, Block, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching 28-Jul-2014 to 24-Oct-2014 (Face to Face teaching)
Coord/Lect: Mrs Louise Myles.
Workload expectations:
  • 92 hours
Assessment: oncourse assessment.

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.