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
Kristy Coxon


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

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  Kristy Coxon  Timetable not available  

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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

To be eligible to enrol in a unit and attend a health-related placement in your course, students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements AND Special Legislative Requirements to be assessed in their first year of study against the following:

1. National Criminal History Check: Students must have a current (expiring 3 years from date of issue) check valid for their entire course. A valid National Criminal history check must be an Australia wide check, include the student's full name matching their Student ID card and date of birth and not have any offences listed. If a student has a criminal history identified on their check, they must provide a Clinical Placement Authority Card (CPAC) or conditional letter from the NSW HealthShare Employment Screening and Review Unit

(https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/Documents/appendix-10-student-application.pdf).

International students must additionally have a translated International Police Check or statutory declaration.

2. A NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter issued under the category of volunteer valid for their entire course.

3. A current approved first aid certificate valid for their entire course, approved provider courses can be found at:

http://training.gov.au.

4. A completed vaccination/immunisation card with all serology results containing expiry dates and currency must be maintained by the student to ensure compliance for their entire course.

5. NSW Undertaking/Declaration form

6. Completed any additional health forms required (such as NSW Health Code of Conduct, Health Student Undertaking/Declaration and Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool)

7. Relevant Local Health District specific documentation as requested.

Contact your School for further details. Resources are also available on the Placement Hub website:

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


Courses
4663.2Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.1Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCURRENT
4712.1Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CURRENT




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