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. Additionally, 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. Students will participate in supervised practical experience equivalent to 40 hours. This can occur outside of the semesters during semester breaks.
Workshop based flexible delivery (3 hours per week)
Group presentation (30%), individual assignment x 2 (35% each), fieldwork assessment (Pass/Fail). Students must pass the practical work component of this unit as assessed on the fieldwork assessment in order to gain a pass for this unit.
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.