Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 2 (10309.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| Bruce, Canberra
|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. Adapt professional behaviours for ethical and safe occupational therapy practice between routine practice;
2. Apply theories and knowledge of occupation and its relationship with health and wellbeing to inform occupation-centred practice;
3. Determine and demonstrate occupation-centred practice that acknowledges the relationship between health, wellbeing and human occupation; and
4. Adapt appropriate communication strategies to build partnerships and enhance occupational performance and participation.
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
Prerequisites10308 Humans as Occupational Beings 1
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 9||28 August 2023||Internship||Mr Thomas Bevitt|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 9||02 September 2024||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. M., 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 experiencing illness, injury or impairment: Promoting occupation and participation (7th ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.
Dancza, K,. & Rodger, S. (2018). Implementing occupation-centred practice: A practical guide for occupational therapy practice learning. Routledge.
Thew, M., Edwards, M., Baptiste, S., & Molineux, M. (2011). Role emerging occupational therapy: maximising occupation-focused practice. Wiley-Blackwell.
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 must pass all assessment items to pass 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.
In the case of practice education /clinical placements, fieldwork, or other forms of practicums, moderation processes will be outlined on Canvas.
This is an industry-based practice education placement. The placement is 8 weeks, 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 information on the Canvas site and communicate with the allocated placement contact for specific hours for specific work sites.
Inclusion and engagement
Reasonable adjustment plans (RAPs) can be accessed via InclusionUC or students can apply for consideration of extenuating circumstances via information on the Canvas site. RAPs and extenuating circumstances applications must be approved prior to placement allocation and include information outlining all adjustments required.
This Unit contains learning outcomes that are essential to meeting the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards. 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 Unit 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
The use of Canvas, Mahara, InPlace, web-based communication systems (such as Teams, Zoom) and library searching skills and word processing skills are necessary for this unit.
This unit may involve 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 for paying all travel and accommodation costs involved in completing practice education placements. It is expected that all students will complete at least one placement in rural, regional or remote Australia.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves work integrated learning: Placement. Students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
UC pre-placement requirements
As part of this unit, students must complete their pre-placement requirements before being able to undertake a practice education placement. Pre-placement requirements are to be uploaded to InPlace. Refer to inplace.canberra.edu.au. If you have any queries related to InPlace please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After these requirements are completed (uploaded to InPlace and verified (green status), students will be allocated to their 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 Student Guidelines.
As part of pre-placement requirements students must complete the UC Student Placement/Internship Agreement. This must be completed on the form on the Canvas site. Students must also confirm on the Canvas site that they have completed all pre-placement requirements.
Students who have not met pre-placement 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 industry partners require students to complete further mandatory pre-placement requirements such as learning packages, prior to the commencing placement. Students will receive 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 set by the industry partner.
Failure to complete mandatory industry partner pre-placement requirements by the due date will result in the practice education placement being cancelled. This will result in a fail grade for the unit.