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OT4006 - Advanced Rural and Urban Practice Perspectives

Credit points: 12
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Graduate Entry).

This subject will provide students with an opportunity to further integrate their learning gained from previous practice education and is an alternate subject to OT4001, for students completing the accelerated course or an alternate progression through the course. The focus of this subject will be on the student developing a higher level of professional skills and competencies, and further advancing their clinical reasoning skills and reflective practice through the integration of practical and course components. As part of this subject, students will complete a minimum of 456 hours (12 weeks at 38 hours/week) of advanced supervised practice education placements with flexible support from the University. The placement will be either rural or urban at an advanced level and will enable the student to apply, develop, analyse and integrate the theories, principles and practice 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 competency in the observation and assessment of function or dysfunction in activities affecting occupational performance;
  • demonstrate competency in the evaluation of clients occupational roles and activities following occupational therapy intervention;
  • develop individual aims of OT intervention and outcomes of practice for clients demonstrating competent clinical reasoning within cultural psychosocial and environmental contexts;
  • demonstrate data collection and analysis techniques for evidence based practice;
  • demonstrate professional attitudes and behaviours during practice;
  • demonstrate good time management skills and achieve competency for registration requirements.
Prerequisites: OT3001 AND OT3007
OT4101 OT4001


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