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Gold Coast

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides students with the opportunity to undertake reflective practice and develop clinical reasoning skills in community based practice settings. Students develop professional behaviours and competencies, and integrate and apply theory and skills learned in foundational units under the supervision of an occupational therapy practitioner.

Unit content

160 hours of professional experience learning to be undertaken in community engaged learning contexts.

This unit requires students to complete specific assessment tasks in order to pass the unit of study e.g. critical reflections. The students are assessed by the supervisor on Practice Education using the Practice Education Evaluation Sheet and they are specifically assessed on their professional behaviour and attitude, communication skills, documentation skills and basic clinical reasoning.

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
2 demonstrate an emerging level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice
3 demonstrate the development of client-centred practice, professional problem solving and basic clinical reasoning skills relevant to occupational therapy service delivery
4 actively participate as a team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environment
5 demonstrate verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with increasing levels of independence and create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
6 apply initiative and self-direction in practice
7 reflect on professional experience learning

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

  1. demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to professional practice and clinical reasoning
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate an emerging level of competence and performance in identified core areas of occupational therapy practice
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate the development of client-centred practice, professional problem solving and basic clinical reasoning skills relevant to occupational therapy service delivery
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. actively participate as a team member within a range of settings to develop skills in the provision of occupational therapy services applicable to the placement environment
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate verbal communication skills with clients, families, staff and relevant others with increasing levels of independence and create and maintain appropriate client records, reports and other required documentation
    • GA6:
  6. apply initiative and self-direction in practice
    • GA5:
  7. reflect on professional experience learning
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

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