Community Based OT Fieldwork (OCCP5239)


Students will develop and implement a structured fieldwork project over the course of the semester. Students will be supported to work independently and will provide regular reports to key community partners on project progress. This project, completed as part of a larger team, will focus on enabling participation within a diverse range of communities. This unit will develop learners' capacities across a broad range of capabilities, with particular focus on leadership and management, vision and change agency, and collaborative teamwork. This unit of study will provide opportunities for formal and informal interprofessional learning. Regular reporting to and feedback from site and academic supervisors, as well as peer support and moderated peer learning, will assist in the extension and deepening of the application of occupational therapy theory to practice.

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Further unit of study information


3hr lecture (four weeks only), 5hr lecture (two weeks only),


Written group project report (20%), group presentation in class (40%), self assessment (10%), peer assessment (10%), stakeholder assessment (10%) and hours log (10%)

Practical work

2 days/week (13 weeks)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

OCCP5237, OCCP5238

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