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Community Based OT Fieldwork - OCCP5239

Year - 2020

Students will work in teams to develop and implement a structured self-directed fieldwork project over the course of the semester in partnership with a community organisation. Student teams will be supported to work independently and attend regular peer and academic supervision sessions on-campus. The project will focus on enabling participation within diverse communities relevant to OT practice. In this unit study students will develop project management skills, demonstrate their application of professional reasoning and develop competency in four key OT enablement skills.

5 x 3-hr workshops , 4 x 3-hr supervision sessions

Project Specification Brief (Formative assessment), Professional Development Report 1 (40%) Professional Development Report 2 (60%). Students must also submit their final project to the community partner and teaching staff, maintain a fieldwork hours log and submit a WHS Checklist and completed Community Partner Verification Form.

Dwyer, J., Liang, Z., Thiessen, V. and Martini, A. (2013). Project management in health and community services (2nd ed.). Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

Additional information
This unit of study includes a work integrated learning placement. Students must be aware of and complete all pre-placement requirements.


OCCP5237 and OCCP5238


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Occupational Therapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Meryl Lovarini, Ms Narelle Oste
HECS Band: 2
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