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OT3007 - Rural and Urban Practice Perspectives

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to students who have successfully completed a bachelor degree in nursing or other relevant health professional program and can prove currency of their studies or in practice. Knowledge gained from previous degree will be assessed by the Academic Advisor for Occupational Therapy prior to enrolment in this program.

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 practice education subject to OT3005, for students completing an accelerated course or an alternate progression through the course. 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

  • critically analyse the inter-relationships between occupational therapy theory, research evidence and practice experience to further develop professional reasoning throughout the occupational therapy process;
  • demonstrate an increased competence in professional behaviours, including verbal and written communication and self-management skills to enable therapeutic and professional interactions;
  • evaluate own service provision and performance;
  • practice in a collaborative and culturally appropriate, client-centred manner.
Prerequisites: HS3401 AND OT3001 AND OT3011 AND OT3012 AND OT3104


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