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HSO408 - Transition to Practice

Unit details

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit chair:

Pearse Fay and Rachel King


HSO401 and HSO403



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


In this unit research and analytical skills are applied to the current contexts of occupation and occupational therapy practice. Occupational therapy models will be used to provide a framework for analysis of topics being addressed, they include: identifying trends in occupational therapy practice, reviewing and critiquing professional directions, strategies for critical reflection and analysis, identifying current issues related to occupation and health. Following analysis there will be a focus on using the trends to relate to the individual students transition from student to professional, with practical sessions to assist with transition. Students will also be directed to reflect on their current level of competency, using the content of the unit to identify their level and compile evidence to support this statement of competency. Teaching methods will include class presentation from both lecturers and external guest presenters, in class group discussion, practical learning opportunities including CV writing, interviewing and job seeking.


Assessment task 1: Critical analysis of competencies (800 words) 10%

Assessment task 2: Critical analysis of field practice (2000 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Transition to practice report (2000 words) 25%

Assessment task 4: Competency oral presentation (equivalent to 3200 words) 40%

Prescribed texts

The resources for this unit will capitalise on the prescribed texts and the resources previously used throughout the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Students will be expected to extend and advance their repertoire of resources from other journals, reference books, printed materials, electronic resources and professional networks

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