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OT4004 - Advanced Professional Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

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.

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 think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: HS3401 AND (OT3001 OR OT3101) AND OT3002 AND 0T3003 AND OT3004 AND OT3005Students must have completed all third year subjects


Townsville, Study Period 8, Block
Census Date 16-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 23-Jul-2012 to 21-Sep-2012 (Face to Face teaching)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Yvonne Thomas.
Workload expectations:
  • 92 hours
Assessment: oncourse assessment.

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