Developing OT Prof. Skills in Practice (OCCP5238)


This unit will engage students in the process of developing professional skills within elements of the occupational therapy process. The unit will explore the importance of personal reflexivity and clinical reasoning as core capabilities in professional practice. A clinical simulation program embedded in the unit will provide opportunities for students to reflect on their own professional behaviour and development. A professional placement completed during semester breaks will further allow students to develop and document their ongoing achievement of professional competencies in a range of appropriate practice skills.

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Further unit of study information


1x3hr seminar/week, 40 hours of clinical simulation on campus, 1x2 week full-time supervised clinical placement


Written reports (40%), examination (50%); reflexive summary (10%); Fieldwork Evaluation Form (FEF) (Pass/Fail). Students must pass their professional placement in order to gain a pass for this unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


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Additional Information

Students must complete jursidictional and statutory obligations prior to all professional fieldwork placements. These include holding up to date required vaccinations, Criminal Records Check, Working with Children Check and Australian cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.