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OCCT14006 - Professional Practice 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit students will complete a minimum of 420 hours of supervised professional practice. During these placements students will integrate previously acquired knowledge (theories and principles of occupational therapy) with professional practice experience. By the end of this unit students will be expected to be working as an entry level practitioner and engage in management activities related to the professional practice setting. Students may be required to undertake professional practice placements away from their home town at their own expense.

Details

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

OCCT13006 Professional Practice 1 AND OCCT13005 Professional Practice 2

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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton

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%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : 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.

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: Unit co-ordinator reflection and student feedback.
Feedback
Student interaction and collaboration was enhanced by the inclusion of assessment activities requiring Moodle discussion forum posts.
Recommendation
It is recommended that we continue to include Moodle discussion forum posts as assessment items.
Action Taken
The Portfolio assessment continues to require students to collaborate on the Moodle discussion forums.
Source: Unit co-ordinator reflection, student and non-university educator feedback.
Feedback
Frequent communication during work integrated learning, with both students and non-university educators, was essential in managing significant change during a health crisis such as COVID-19.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the communication initiatives developed in 2020, and those commenced during COVID-19, through Moodle, Zoom, email, and telephone, are continued. These build in opportunities for ongoing student and stakeholder communication with the Unit Co-ordinator and Head of Course. This communication is particularly important to address change in the work integrated learning environment as this arises.
Action Taken
Frequent communication with students and non-university educators was continued through Moodle, Zoom, email and telephone.
Source: Student and non-university educator feedback.
Feedback
Students have reported that navigating the written assessment requirements whilst managing work intergrated learning can at times be challenging.
Recommendation
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
Nil.
Source: Unit co-ordinator reflection and student feedback.
Feedback
Some students find independent navigation of Moodle resources during off campus work intergrated learning challenging.
Recommendation
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
Nil.
Source: Unit co-ordinator reflection, student and non-university educator feedback.
Feedback
COVID requirements and restrictions has continued in 2021 to add complexity to students completing work integrated learning.
Recommendation
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
Nil.
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 clinical reasoning when problem solving with clients.
  3. Demonstrate client centred practice in practice settings.
  4. Demonstrate professional behaviour that meets ethical and legal responsibilities.
  5. Maintain an e-portfolio which contains descriptions and additional analysis of critical learning experiences during professional practice.
  6. Achieve a ‘satisfactory rating’ on the Student Practice Evaluation Form Revised Edition Package (SPEF-R).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio