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OT3007 - Rural and Urban Practice Perspectives

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Only available to Occupational Therapy Accelerated Program Students.

This subject will provide a minimum of 190 hours (five weeks at 38 hours/week) of supervised clinical placement with flexible support from the University as an alternate fieldwork subject to OT3005, for students completing an accelerated course or an alternate progression through the course. This subject should be completed in conjunction with OT4006 fieldwork requirements. The focus of this subject is to integrate previous academic material with clinical experience, with new observational 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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: OT3002 AND OT3003 AND OT3104


Townsville, Study Period 6, Placement/work experience
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Mrs Karen Salata
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Mrs Karen Salata.
Workload expectations:
  • 190 hours clinical placement
Assessment: pass/fail - introductory letter to supervisor (%); pass/fail - integrated learning tasks (%); pass/fail - student practice evaluation form - revised (%); pass/fail - attendance record (%); pass/fail - learning plan (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: This subject will receive a university grade of satisfactory/unsatisfactory. All assessment tasks must be passed to achieve a satisfactory in this subject.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.