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OT3104 - Rural and Urban Practice for Graduates

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 266 hours (seven weeks at 38 hours/week) of supervised practice education placement with flexible support from the University as an alternate practice education subject to OT3004, for students completing an accelerated course or an alternate progression through the course. The aim of this placement is to integrate previously learnt material with new observations and practical clinical education. The placement will be either rural or urban and will enable the student to apply and utilise 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

  • apply and integrate the theories and principles of occupational therapy in the placement setting;
  • demonstrate appropriate professional behaviours, including communication and self-management skills to enable therapeutic and professional interactions;
  • apply professional reasoning to interpret information gathered and formulate culturally appropriate service provision in the placement setting;
  • develop skills and knowledge for working in effective teams within the placement context.
Prerequisites: OT1012 AND OT2013 AND OT2014 AND RH2002


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.