HSO405 - Work Integrated Learning B
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)|
This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or H455 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
8 weeks of fieldwork totalling approximately 320 hours
The second of two practicum units aimed at students developing competence as beginning practitioners in occupational therapy. It builds on and extends competency development from earlier fieldwork enabling students to apply occupational therapy reasoning processes to a range of practice situations; complete the attainment of particular skills according to OT Australia professional competency requirements; develop management skills related to practice; demonstrate effective professional communication skills; reflect on learning outcomes for their studies. Students will learn to self-evaluate; and discuss their individual professional capabilities according to OT Australia accreditation, be professionally accountable, and articulate professional and personal frames of reference related to occupational therapy practice. It will take place in a variety of agencies/organisations within the health and related areas. Seminars will be integral to assist students with the development of appropriate competencies, management skills, and an appreciation of the need for practice to be based on evidence that can be cited and analysed.
Assessment task 1: Case Study, Practice Report or School Report (2000 words) 50%
Assessment task 2: Evidence Based Practice Report (2000 words) 50%
Failure of a fieldwork component in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will normally lead to failure of the unit and may lead to exclusion from the course.