Readiness for Occupational Therapy Practice (10313.2)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|Discipline Of Occupational Therapy
|Level 4 - 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. Demonstrate preparedness as an occupational therapist responding to the evolving practice context;
2. Articulate the professional practice issues surrounding employment as a registered occupational therapist; and
3. Create a personal continuing professional development strategy.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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 - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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
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 - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
Prerequisites10308 Humans as Occupational Beings 1
CorequisitesEnrolment in 373JA Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
|Teaching start date
|30 September 2024
|Ms Lucy Barton
Brown, T., Bourke-Taylor, H. M., Isbel, S., Cordier, R., & Gustafsson, L. (Eds). (2021). Occupational Therapy in Australia: Professional and Practice Issues (2nd ed.). Taylor & Francis Group.
This is an intensive face to face taught unit. Skills will be taught, practiced and evaluated in class. These skills are designed to ensure that you are work ready and to support your application and transition into the workforce.
It is essential that students actively participate in all face to face learning activities. Such particiapation is requried by students in order to meet the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards (OTBA, 2018). Therefore, except in the case of extenuating circumnstances, 100% attendance and engagement in all face to face learning activities is expected. It is also expected that if students are unable to meet these participation requirements they inform the Unit Convener as soon as practical, by email or telephone.
Required IT skills
This unit utilises an online learning stie, Canvas, to provide students with access to learning content and communication about the unit. It is expected that students are familiar with and able to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Mahara e-portfolio. Students are expected to regularly access the Canvas site and their UC email account as lecturers will communicate with all students via announcements on Canvas and their UC email account. It is the stduent's responsibility to regularly check their email and Canvas for messages, information and/or instructions.
Students will be required to prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint or a poster using Microsoft PowerPoint. Students are required to prepare and present their porfolio using Mahara e-portfolio.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Submimission of Assignments: All written assignments must be submitted via the dropbox on Canvas.
You must keep a copy of all your assignments.
Unless otherwise advised in the asessment instructions, written assessment pieces must conform to the following requirements:
- Font size: 12 point - Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial
- Line space: double
- Headings: bold, maximum size 16 point
- Margins: no less than 2.54cm on all sides
- Page numbers: at bottom right hand corner of footer
- Student identification number: (number only) at top right hand corner of header.
- References: given in the APA 7th edition style. A printable guide to this referencing style can be found on the library website at https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=6677790
- Word length or time limit wil be specified as required. The examiner will stop reading, watching or listening when the allocated wor or time limit is reached Content beyond the word or time limit will not be assesed.
In the course of studying occupational therapy, students may be exposed to clinical scenarios and situations that may be stressful. At UC a free Counselling Service is available for all students. All sessions are confidential. The UC Counselling Service is located at the UC Health and Counselling Centre on Level B in Building 1. For more information please go to https://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-support/medical-counselling