OCCT14006 - Professional Practice 3
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

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

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 24
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.5

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

OCCT13006 Professional Practice 1 AND OCCT13005 Professional Practice 2

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement Pass/Fail
2. Portfolio Pass/Fail

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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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Students requested clarification from teaching staff about assessment requirements and the marking scheme. Self Reflection (T1 2016) Revise the task instructions to clarify the assessment requirements. Continue to provide opportunities for students to ask questions through Moodle discussion forums to ensure all students have a clear understanding of how their work will be marked.
Information on Moodle was easily accessible and useful. Student evaluation (T1 2016) Continue to ensure information and support is easily accessible whilst students are on professional placement through Moodle and the discussion forum.
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
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

Clinical and Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions
Author/s: Karen Stagnitti, Adrian Schoo & Dianne Welch Year: 2013
Edition: Second Publisher: Oxford University Press
City: Melbourne State: Victoria
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Mahara ePortfolio
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorClaudia Bielenberg (c.bielenberg@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Please refer to Term Specific Information below for details of the unit, readings and events / submissions.

Week 2 13-03-2017
Week 3 20-03-2017
Week 4 27-03-2017
Week 5 03-04-2017
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017
Week 7 24-04-2017
Week 8 01-05-2017
Week 9 08-05-2017
Week 10 15-05-2017
Week 11 22-05-2017
Week 12 29-05-2017
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Schedule information can be found in this section due to the variation in commencement dates for professional placements.

Events

You will be required to attend the following events:

  1. Professional practice briefing on Tuesday 31st January 2017 from 10.00 am to 3.00pm via ISL link between the Bundaberg and Rockhampton campuses.The briefing will provide you with information to prepare for your professional placement and the written assessment (portfolio).
  2. You will be required to attend a debriefing following the completion of your professional placement on Tuesday 13th June 2017, week 2 of the exam period.The debriefing will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on and integrate your critical learning experiences.

Readings

The following readings will assist you to complete the activities during the briefing and should be reviewed prior to attending the briefing. Each reading can be found in the prescribed textbook Stagnetti, K., Schoo, A. & Welch, D. (Eds). (2013). Clinical And Fieldwork Placement In The Health Professions. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, Victoria.

Maidment, J., (2013). Chapter 1: Getting Ready for Placement. In Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D., (Eds) Clinical Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions (pp3-12). 2nd Edition. Australia: Oxford University Press.

O'Reilly, S., (2013). Chapter 2: Working in Diverse Settings. In Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D., (Eds) Clinical Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions (pp13-25). 2nd Edition. Australia: Oxford University Press.

Courtney, M., & Maidment, J., (2013). Chapter 19: Fostering Partnerships with Action. In Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D., (Eds) Clinical Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions (pp251-262). 2nd Edition. Australia: Oxford University Press.

Pepin, G., Watson, J., Hagiliassis, N., & Larkin, H., (2013). Chapter 20: Ethical and Supported Decision Making. In Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D., (Eds) Clinical Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions (pp263-280). 2nd Edition. Australia: Oxford University Press.

Wilson, L., (2013). Chapter 21: The Three R's: Roles, Rights and Responsibilities. In Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D., (Eds) Clinical Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions (pp281-298). 2nd Edition. Australia: Oxford University Press.

Ingleby, R., (2013). Chapter 22: Legal Issues. In Stagnitti, K., Schoo, A., & Welch, D., (Eds) Clinical Fieldwork Placement in the Health Professions (pp299-308). 2nd Edition. Australia: Oxford University Press.

Reviewing the following websites will assist you to understand and develop your portfolio:

The Virtual Simulated Patient Resource (VSPR) website is designed for undergraduate health professional students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes related to non-technical skills in health care and patient care encounters. Please create an account prior to attending the briefing.

Full details can be found in the course Moodle site.

1 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title Professional Placement
Task Description

This unit requires you to complete a minimum of 420 hours of supervised professional practice over a 12 week block placement.This placement will provide key opportunities for you to integrate previously acquired knowledge (theories and principles of occupational therapy practice) with professional practice experience. By the end of this unit you will be expected to work under professional supervision as an entry level practitioner and successfully engage in the activities related to your professional practice setting.

The practice educator who supervises your professional placement will use the Student Practice Evaluation Form Revised Edition (SPEF-R) to evaluate your placement at halfway and again upon completion of your placement. The final grade for this assessment will be determined by the grade received at the completion of your placement.

You will need to upload the completed and signed SPEF-R into your portfolio (written assessment for this unit) following completion of your placement.

Assessment Due Date At half way and completion of your professional placement.The final grade for this assessment will be determined by the grade received at the completion of placement.
Return Date to Students You will be informed of your results by the practice educator who supervised your placement at half way and completion of your placement.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed as pass or fail by your supervising practice educator using the Student Practice Evaluation Form Revised Edition (SPEF-R). This evaluation is completed at half way and again at the completion of the professional practice placement. The final grade for this assessment will be determined by the grade received at completion of the placement. To achieve an overall pass you will need to:

- pass all core items (a rating of 3 or more)

- pass the additional minimum requirements indicated for each learning objective

- pass the relevant learning objectives for all domains.

More detailed information on the SPEF-R can be found in the user manual supplied to you during OCCT13006 Professional Practice 1. The SPEF-R user manual has also been made available to you on the unit's moodle site under the textbooks, readings and manuals section. Minimum requirements for passing each learning objective are specifically located on page 15 of the SPEF-R user manual.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Please upload the completed and signed copy of the SPEF-R into your portfolio for submission within one week of placement completion. It is recommended that you should keep a copy of the completed SPEF-R for your own records. Practice educators do not keep a copy of the SPEF-R.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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).

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio
Task Description

Using Mahara you are required to maintain a portfolio throughout your placement that you will submit at the completion of your placement.

The portfolio should consist of:

  • An introductory statement which includes a description of the placement and a clear rationale for your choice of individual learning goals from your learning plan for this placement.
  • Completed and signed learning plan with at least four learning goals addressing a range of domains in the SPEF-R.
  • Completed Student Review of Professional Practice Placement form from the SPEF-R.
  • Completed and signed log of fieldwork hours which will be recorded for evidence that your WFOT fieldwork requirements have been met at graduation.
  • Evidence of professional learning which demonstrates a good use of placement opportunities and displays obvious improvements in competencies over the 12 week duration of the professional placement. This evidence will be clearly linked with competencies relating to your learning plan.
  • Completed and signed copy of the SPEF-R
  • A summary statement at the end of the page which summarises your strengths and future learning and career goals as an occupational therapist.

You can find full details of the portfolio assessment on the course Moodle site.

Assessment Due Date Portfolios are due one week following placement completion e.g. if you complete placement on a Friday, your portfolio is due by the following Friday 5.00PM AEST.
Return Date to Students At Certification of Grades on 7 July
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

To achieve a pass rating you will need to clearly link each item in the portfolio to your learning plan and at a minimum include the following in your portfolio:

  • An introductory statement which includes a description of the placement and a clear rationale for your choice of individual learning goals from your learning plan for this placement.
  • Completed and signed learning plan with at least four learning goals addressing a range of domains in the SPEF-R.
  • Two items of direct evidence of professional learning (reports, case studies, in-service notes, brochures / flyers developed and references).
  • Two items of indirect evidence of professional learning (de-identified feedback from a client, supervisor or peer, personal reflections, journal entries).
  • Completed Student Review of Professional Practice Placement form from the SPEF-R.
  • Completed and signed log of fieldwork hours to be recorded for evidence that the WFOT fieldwork requirements have been met at graduation.
  • Completed and signed copy of the SPEF-R
  • A summary statement at the end of the page which summarises your strengths and future learning and career goals as an occupational therapist.


You will be awarded a fail rating for your portfolio if the minimum number of items are not included and / or if these items are not linked to your learning plan and / or presentation of evidence is unprofessional and / or confidentiality is breached.

Further details of the marking criteria can be located in the portfolio assessment marking information on the unit's Moodle page.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Students will upload their secret URL for the portfolio page.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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).

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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




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