This topic is the capstone topic in the Master of Occupational Therapy and supports the transition from student to practitioner. Students will undertake a series of workshops and engage in key OT stakeholder panels whereby they examine, reflect and discuss key contemporary issues within occupational therapy. Specific content will include analysing and comparing professional models; examining emerging and evolving areas of practice and the implications of these in terms of professional identity, ethics and competency; professional accountability including using evidence in practice and generating evidence from practice; specialisation and how it may evolve within the profession; future trends that are likely to shape the profession over the next two decades and particularly the ways in which cutting edge technology and knowledge may influence future OT practice. They will also engage with workshops on job seeking and interviewing skills.
This topic also gives students the opportunity to undertake in-depth study in an area of personal interest related to research, evaluation, quality management or development of an innovative resource or intervention relevant to occupational therapy. Students will develop an industry generated project plan and then work independently over the final 6 weeks of the topic to complete the project in collaboration with agencies as clients. Students will present their project as a poster presentation at a final seminar to peers, agency representatives and academic staff.
This topic aims to:
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