This unit will engage students in the process of developing professional skills within elements of the occupational therapy process. The unit will explore the integration of personal reflexivity, client's lived experience, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning as core capabilities in professional decision-making and the application of client-centred occupational therapy processes. Tools learned in the classroom context will be applied in a clinical simulation program (embedded in the unit). This 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.
1x3hr seminar/week plus fieldwork orientation, briefing and debriefing
Written reports (40%), examination (60%); fieldwork assessments x2 (simulation and practice education placement; Pass/Fail). Students must pass each practical work component of this unit as assessed on the fieldwork assessments 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.