OCC330 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning (Honours) 1 (12)

In this subject, honours students complete one supervised occupational therapy workplace learning experience. The workplace learning experience will last for seven weeks; students must complete a minimum of 32 days in this time. This workplace learning experience focuses on working with individuals who experience occupational dysfunction and/or may focus on planning or implementing an occupation-focused project. The workplace learning experience provides students with the opportunity to manage their own caseload and to practice and consolidate their assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills. Students will also develop and consolidate critical evaluation and reflective practice skills. Students are required to pass this placement and related assessment items to pass this subject.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

SY/US

Duration

One session

School

School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

Prerequisites

OCC300 and OCC304

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the complexities of occupational therapy practice;
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate verbal and written communication strategies;
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour;
  • be able to plan and conduct formal and informal assessments of clients relevant to the setting, with moderate to minimal supervision;
  • be able to design and implement appropriate and well-reasoned enabling strategies and/or occupation-focused projects;
  • be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented strategies and projects; and
  • be able to achieve a satisfactory rating for all competencies listed on the fieldwork assessment evaluation form.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Applying communication skills in practice;
  • Professional behaviour;
  • Assessment and enabling strategies;
  • Intervention planning and evaluation;
  • Reflective practice;
  • Begin portfolio development;
  • Fieldwork preparation; and
  • This subject will include one seven-week period of workplace learning.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of OCC330 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Assessment of competency for practice
0

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 32 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

  • Applying and reflecting on communication skills;
  • Appropriate professional behaviour in different contexts;
  • Assessment and enabling strategies;
  • Intervention planning and evaluation;
  • Reflective practice;
  • Ensuring portfolio provides evidence of competency development; and
  • Advanced fieldwork preparation.

The 32 days of placement will be undertaken over a 7 week period.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory workplace learning placements are responsible for all associated travel, accommodation and required resources.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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