Professional Practice I (OCCP1100)


Establishing a professional identity and integrating and applying theory to practice are essential to occupational therapy service provision. This unit will focus on professionalism in preparation for practice in all areas. During the semester students will develop an understanding of occupational therapy strategies implemented across diverse areas, develop essential core teamwork skills and elements of professional communication (written and verbal) skills, and cultivate a professional approach to work. In the semester breaks, students will participate in a supervised one-week, full-time placement experience within a professional service setting.

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2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week, 40hrs clinical work and self-directed learning


Group presentation (30%), written assignments 750wd (20%), 1500wd (50%), fieldwork assignments (P/F)

Practical work

1 week ful time supervised clinical placement, briefing and debriefing sessions

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