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Gold Coast Session 2 N/A

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

36

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides a 10 week (400 hr) Advanced Fieldwork Placement under the supervision of one or more occupational therapy clinicians. Students undertake, with supervision, learning experiences to consolidate and further develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills at an advanced level. Clinical reasoning and reflective practice are demonstrated at more advanced and complex levels than in previous placements.

Unit content

For this unit, students have specific requirements that they have to complete in order to satisfy requirements e.g. critical reflections. The students are assessed by the supervisor on fieldwork using the SPEF-R (Student Practice Evaluation Form - Revised) and they are specifically assessed on the below domains:

  • Professional Behaviour
  • Self-management skills
  • Co-worker communication
  • Communication Skills
  • Documentation
  • Information Gathering
  • Service Provision
  • Service Evaluation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to professional practice and clinical reasoning whilst demonstrating the use of client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, professional problem solving, initiative, self-direction and clinical reasoning skills
2 demonstrate a level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice as specified in the Australian Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists (2010)
3 actively participate as an effective team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environment
4 demonstrate high level verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with an advanced level of independence and create and maintain appropriate written documentation e.g. client records and reports
5 demonstrate effective assessment skills in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
6 develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
7 reflect on fieldwork experiences demonstrating a deeper level of understanding of its significance compared to previous placements/years and demonstrate an awareness of the value and importance of life-long learning in professional development.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to professional practice and clinical reasoning whilst demonstrating the use of client-centred practice, evidence-based practice, professional problem solving, initiative, self-direction and clinical reasoning skills
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate a level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice as specified in the Australian Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists (2010)
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. actively participate as an effective team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environment
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate high level verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with an advanced level of independence and create and maintain appropriate written documentation e.g. client records and reports
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate effective assessment skills in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
    • GA4:
  6. develop and conduct effective intervention in direct client care, case management, project management or consultancy
    • GA4:
  7. reflect on fieldwork experiences demonstrating a deeper level of understanding of its significance compared to previous placements/years and demonstrate an awareness of the value and importance of life-long learning in professional development.
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.