Unit

School Of Health Sciences

Occupational Therapy Practice 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400907.5

Discipline: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Bronwyn Gill


Equivalent Units
400161 - Ocuupational Therapy Clinical Practice 1

Prerequisite
400160 Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Corequisite
400732 Communication in Health

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4663 Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy or 4711 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. This unit is profession-specific, preparing students to practice as an occupational therapist and not relevant as an elective for non-occupational therapy students.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to the principles of professional practice. Students will be provided with learning opportunities through a variety of experiential and community engagement activities that will begin to develop their skills and competence. Professional competencies addressed include communication, documentation, reflection and professional and ethical behaviour. A professional practice placement is incorporated in this unit. Students will complete practice hours in accordance with World Federation of Occupational Therapy accreditation guidelines.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information.

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance


Courses
4711.1Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.2Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.3Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCURRENT
4712.1Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.2Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.3Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT




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