Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 2 (10309.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Undertake, under supervision, an occupation-focused assessment demonstrating the appropriate cognitive, technical and creative skills required to organise and manage an occupation-focussed program;
2. Evaluate, under supervision, an occupation-focussed program demonstrating the appropriate cognitive, technical and creative skills required; and
3. Apply, under moderate supervision, the theory and concepts of occupational science and occupational therapy to a specific practice area.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
PrerequisitesMust have passed Humans as Occupational Beings 1, 10308.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Practice 9||30 August 2021||Internship||Mr Thomas Bevitt|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Practice 9||29 August 2022||Internship||Mr Thomas Bevitt|
There are no required texts for this unit.
Different practice education placements may have specific recommended texts. The texts listed below contain information that deals with a wide range of practice areas. Students are recommended to read the specific chapters of these books that deal with the practice area in which they will be working
Brown, T, Bourke-Taylor, H., Isbel, S., Cordier, R. & Gustafsson, L. (Eds). (2021) Occupational therapy in Australia: Professional and practice issues (2nd ed.). Routledge.
Curtin, M., Adams, J., & Egan, M. (Eds). (2017). Occupational therapy for people expereincing illness, injury or impairment. (7th ed.) Elsevier Health Sciences.
Dancza, K. & Rodger, S. (2018) Implementing occuaption-centred practice: A practical guide for occupational therapy pracifce learning. Routledge.
Thew, M. et al. (2011). Role emerging occupational therapy: maximising occupation focused practice. WileyBlackwell.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must complete and submit all assessments. All assessment items will be viewed as a collective to determine when students have demonstrated the competencies required to complete the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is an industry based professional education placement. The placement is 8 week, full time work hours. The number of hours students spend per day at their placement will be determined by the workplace. Students should record approximately 310 hours for this unit.
Some placements may include shift hours and weekend work. See placement options on the canvas site for specific hours for specific work sites.
Except in the case of extenuating circumstances, 100% attendance is expected in all placements. It is expected that students unable to fulfill these participation requirements will inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical in writing (email). Absence from external placement activities must also be reported to the practice educator and Professional Practice Convener as soon as possible. Failure to adhere to these requirements may result in failure of the associated assessment piece. Consideration will be given for illness; however evidence such as a medical certificate will be required.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Students are responsible to cover all travel and accommodation costs involved in completing practice education placements. It is expected that all students will complete a placement in rural, regional or remote Australia.
Work placement, internships or practicums
UC pre-placement requirements
As part of this unit, students must complete their pre-placement requirements before being able to undertake professional placement. Pre-placement requirements are to be uploaded to InPlace. After these requirements are completed (uploaded to InPlace and verified (green status), students will be allocated to their Professional Placements as required by their course of study. Pre-placement requirements are located at:www.canberra.edu.au/placement Further information can be found in the WIL guidelines
Student who have not met preplacement requirements by the specified due date will not be allocated a placement. This will result in a fail grade for the unit.
Industry mandatory pre-placement requirements
Some practice placement industry partners require students to complete further mandatory pre-placement requirements such as learning packages, prior to the commencing placement. Students will received specific instructions on what Industry mandatory pre-placement requirements are required to be completed and how to upload certificates of completion. A due date will be set by the industry partner. Students are to complete the Industry mandatory pre-placement requirements and submit completion evidence as per the instructions of the specific industry partner by the due date.
Failure to complete mandatory industry partner pre-placement requirements by the due date will result in the practice placement being cancelled. This will result in a fail grade for the unit.