OCCT14006 - Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is a combined clinical and research unit where you will complete your second long professional practice placement and an evidence review. Successful completion will contribute towards 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. You are required to integrate and apply the academic concepts, professional reasoning and professional behaviours you have developed throughout your course whilst maintaining the ethical and legal responsibilities of your professional practice. Professional placement opportunities will include a variety of settings and client groups. You may also be required to undertake professional practice placements away from your home town at your own expense. You will complete Part 2 of your Evidence Review in a small group, on a research topic negotiated with your academic supervisor.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 24
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.5
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

OCCT13008 Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 1

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Portfolio 0%
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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 5.26% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Student and non-university educator feedback.
Students have reported that navigating the written assessment requirements whilst managing work intergrated learning can at times be challenging.
It is recommended that increased student contact through offering scheduled drop in sessions will be provided to students to offer structured support that assists with completing the written assessment.
Action Taken
Students were provided with scheduled zoom appointments across the term to assist with completion of the written assessment.
Source: Unit co-ordinator reflection and student feedback.
Some students find independent navigation of Moodle resources during off campus work intergrated learning challenging.
It is recommended that the format of Moodle is revised to provide students with greater structure to support independent revision whilst off campus during work integrated learning including check lists that facilitate the revision in a timely manner.
Action Taken
In the pre-placement residential, students and practice educators have been provided with a course unit outline covering the occupational therapy curriculum to support revision for placement.
Source: Unit co-ordinator reflection, student and non-university educator feedback.
COVID requirements and restrictions has continued in 2021 to add complexity to students completing work integrated learning.
It is recommended that strategies and supports are continually developed in regards to COVID requirements to allow work integrated learning to continue with as little disruption as possible in an environment where students feel supported by the university including regular communication with all stakeholders, revision and updating of relevant information in a timely manner and ensuring linkages to relevant university supports as needed.
Action Taken
As they arose, COVID requirements have been communicated with students via email prior to the unit commencing and via the Moodle site after term commencement.
Source: Unit co-ordinator reflection and student feedback.
Student interaction and collaboration is enhanced by the inclusion of assessment activities requiring Moodle discussion forum posts.
It is recommended that Moodle discussion forum posts on assessment items are continued.
Action Taken
Source: Unit co-ordinator reflection, non-university educator and student feedback.
Ongoing and frequent changes in COVID requirements have impacted health based placements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is recommended that COVID-19 requirements are communicated to students through Moodle, email, telephone and Zoom to support clarity and implementation.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Utilise the occupational therapy process when working with clients
  2. Demonstrate sound professional reasoning within a client-centred professional practice approach
  3. Demonstrate professional behaviour that meets ethical and legal responsibilities
  4. Demonstrate critical reflection of professional practice learning experiences.
  5. Demonstrate skills in completing an Evidence Review on a specific area of professional practice which includes succinctly articulating characteristics of appraised studies, the clinical impact of the results and recommending future research.

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 2) 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.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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