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OCCP5242: Reflexivity and OT Professional Practice

This unit includes an extended fieldwork placement and on-campus workshops to provide students with an opportunity to consolidate, apply and extend their knowledge of occupational therapy practice, with a focus on the range of competencies identified by OT Board of Australia needed to become a novice practitioner. This final fieldwork placement experience is focused on students developing independence and autonomy demonstrating the ability to manage a caseload approximating up to 80% of that expected of a new graduate in that specific position. Students will incorporate their fieldwork experiences into an exploration of reflexivity as a core capability in professional practice. This unit enables students to continue to build on learning gained through OCCP5237, OCCP5238, OCCP5239 and OCCP5240 through the participation in a eight-week, supervised 40hr/week placement in a professional service setting.

Code OCCP5242
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 9
OCCP5237 and OCCP5238 and OCCP5239 and OCCP5208 and OCCP5218 and OCCP5219

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

  • LO1. demonstrate professional behaviours appropriate to that expected of a registered practitioner.
  • LO2. generalise self-management skills to enable achievement of entry level competency and identify ongoing professional development needs
  • LO3. implement evidence-based occupational therapy process, with appropriate supervision, for an agreed workload
  • LO4. critically reflect on your ability to manage the transition from occupational therapy student to registered practitioner.
  • LO5. Reflect on the intersection between personal and professional lenses and how this influences professional reasoning in relation to service delivery.

Unit outlines

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