This unit is a combined clinical and research unit where you will complete your ﬁrst long block professional practice placement and the first part of an Evidence Review that you will complete in 4th year. Successful completion of the professional practice hours will contribute towards your accreditation requirements of completing a minimum of 1000 professional practice hours. This unit aims to foster your ability to consistently utilise the occupational therapy process when working with clients. Through integrating and applying the academic concepts, professional reasoning and professional behaviours you have developed throughout your course you will ensure the ethical and legal responsibilities of your professional practice are met. You will be allocated to one professional placement opportunity, which will be selected by the practice education manager from a variety of settings and client groups. You may also be required to undertake your professional practice placement away from your home town at your own expense. Placement opportunities will vary in start and ﬁnish dates and it is important to plan on being available for placement from the end of Term 1 until 31 December of the same year. Additionally you will participate in a compulsory residential which will include research focused seminars, workshops, library activities, and small group activities with an academic supervisor linked to this unit. You will complete Part 1 of your Evidence Review in a small group, on a research topic negotiated with your academic supervisor.
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|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.5|
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To enrol in this unit you must be enrolled in the CB84 Occupational Therapy course and meet the following pre-requisites:
OCCT13001 Enabling Work Participation
OCCT13002 Enabling Strategies in Neurological Rehabilitation
OCCT13007 Enabling Mental Health
SOCL19065 Rural Sociology for Health and Social Services
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
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Compulsory Residential School
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All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 24-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 50 hours of study per week, making a total of 600 hours for the unit.
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|3. Written Assessment||100%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 8.7% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) stipulates that all occupational therapy education programs must meet the requirements of offering students a minimum of 1000 hours of professional practice within a variety of settings. WFOT also requires that students in consultation with their practice educator develop and complete learning goals to support their professional practice requirements.
The inclusion of an Evidence Review (Part 1) contributes to meeting external accreditation requirements of an honours course, as well as meeting AQF Level 8 requirements. Both of these require students to learn and apply research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) skills across the curriculum.
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