OCC4092 - Transition to practice 2 - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Occupational Therapy

Chief examiner(s)

Lisa Knightbridge


Annette Peart
Luke Robinson

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


OCC3062 or OCC3072 AND OCC4081.


OCC4071 or OCC4091. Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.


This unit will enable students to consider their own role within health and human service organisations, and apply and critique contemporary practice knowledge in areas such as leadership and management, team functioning and governance.

The Unit will conclude with a conference that includes presentations of research and project work from occupational therapy and physiotherapy students.

Students will complete a range of on-line tasks while completing their fieldwork placement as part of the unit OCC4082


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critique professional issues arising from contemporary practice as a result of organisational and team management, finance, and partnering with consumers;
  2. Plan, participate in and present research/project findings at a professional conference;
  3. Demonstrate effective presentation skills in written, visual and verbal modes;
  4. Create an original scenario that highlights evidence-based occupational therapy intervention/s for a client or group in the context of a client's total service provision from an agency or organisation;
  5. Demonstrate ability to reflect on own role within health and human service systems;
  6. Critique own performance within an organisation or agency (e.g. self-management, own role and contribution in the team);
  7. Identify areas for own continuing learning and professional development to support transition to practice.
  8. Apply critical reflection skills, including providing effective feedback to peers


  • Six video-conference forums (40%) (hurdle)
  • Conference abstract (10%)
  • Scenario-based learning case study (3,000 words) (30%) (hurdle)
  • Conference presentation (20 minutes) (20%)

Hurdle: Attend minimum 80% of online activities, on-campus seminars and student conference

Workload requirements

Students are on fieldwork for 9 weeks with online tasks threaded through from week 1.

After the mid semester break, they are back on campus from week 10, with the 4th year interprofessional conference in week 12.

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