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OCCP5238: Developing OT Prof. Skills in Practice

This unit will engage students in the process of developing professional skills within elements of the occupational therapy process. The unit will explore the integration of personal reflexivity, client's lived experience, evidence-based practice, and clinical reasoning as core capabilities in professional decision-making and the application of client-centred occupational therapy processes. Tools learned in the classroom context will be applied in a clinical simulation program (embedded in the unit). This will provide opportunities for students to reflect on their own professional behaviour and development. A professional placement completed during semester breaks will further allow students to develop and document their ongoing achievement of professional competencies in a range of appropriate practice skills.

Code OCCP5238
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate professional behaviours and self-management skills appropriate to the expectations of the university and fieldwork settings;
  • LO2. explain and critically reflect upon their professional reasoning with reference to occupational therapy theory and evidence-based practice;
  • LO3. communicate with a range of audiences to achieve professional objectives and build collegial and therapeutic relationships;
  • LO4. gather and interpret information through the occupational therapy process to develop priorities with an assigned caseload.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.