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OT5004 - Rural or Remote Allied Health Practice

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to students enrolled in postgraduate studies in Occupational Therapy with recognised prior learning as approved by the Head of Occupational Therapy. Students must commence this subject in Semester 1.

The subject focuses on the students individual needs and the exploration of professional service delivery to rural, remote and indigenous communities. The student will develop their practice needs according to their discipline and areas of professional interest. A needs analysis for occupational therapy service will be undertaken within a given community. A pilot project to meet the needs of that community and individuals will be devised. The implementation of the proposed project and outcomes will be undertaken.

Learning Outcomes

  • critical assessment of the professional role using a needs analysis framework;
  • identify strategies for achieving personal professional development and support appropriate to the practice setting;
  • identify strategies for achieving professional service delivery appropriate to the practice setting;
  • identify the needs of professional practice which arise from rural, remote and indigenous settings;
  • implement a pilot project of service delivery consistent with the needs of the community and individuals within the chosen community;
  • provide culturally appropriate information to the clients, community and individuals.
Prerequisites: OT5001

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Matthew Yau.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours - Supervision one on one 8 hrs
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: case study presentation and on-course assessment.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Matthew Yau.
Workload expectations:
  • 8 hours - supervision one on one 8 hrs
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: case study presentation and on-course 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.