Course 1 - Managing Practice, Responsibility and Professional Development
This course provides students with a picture of occupational therapy practice in Canada including the settings and practice areas in which therapists currently work. Further, it allows students to explore professional and regulatory issues related to the structure and function of health care systems and organizations as well as evolving practice settings and roles of occupational therapists. Students wil gain knowledge about inter-professional practice, issues of cultural sensitivity and ethical decision-making as an understanding of these concepts are important for practice in Canada.
Course 2 - Communication, Collaboration and Practice Knowledge
Course 2 provides students with the opportunity to study and discuss theories, models and concepts central to occupational therapy practice in Canada. Specifically, students will explore communication with clients in terms of client-centred practice as well as communication with self through reflective practice. There will be particular emphasis on certain models of practice including CMOP, CMOP-E, OPPM, and PEO which illustrate the values and philosophy of the profession. Students will come to understand how these models and concepts are integrated into clinical reasoning and documentation.
Course 3 - Understanding Evidence and Using It in Practice
This course allows students to build
knowledge and skills in evidence-based occupational therapy practice.
The course will begin by examining what is meant by “evidence” and its
relevance to practice in terms of assessment and treatment. Students
will discuss how to find evidence and how to evaluate the evidence. The
process of clinical decision-making regarding when and how evidence
influences practice will be explored. Students will discuss and apply
their learning through a variety of exercises.
Course 4 - Clinical Reasoning and Critical Thinking in a Practice Process
This course provides students with opportunities to integrate new and
existing knowledge of person, environment and occupation through the
exploration of four broad problem scenarios in a small group setting. The
problem scenarios have been developed from clinical situations and
experiences. The clients in these scenarios represent various life
stages, cultural backgrounds and lifestyles and are experiencing a
variety of impairments and disabilities. Areas of foci in the course
include the theoretical underpinnings of practice, spirituality and
development, determinants of occupation, occupational therapy practice
settings and evidence-based practice.
Course 5 - Supervised Practice
This course provides students with an opportunity to integrate the foundational concepts and competencies discussed in their coursework in an eight-week full time hands-on clinical practicum (300 hours). Students thus have an opportunity to reflect on and build further knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours as they prepare to enter practice. A central focus will be development of practice skills in the Canadian context and integration of knowledge of human occupation and health.
Academic dishonesty consists of
misrepresentation by deception or other means, intended or not, and can
result in serious consequences. This learning package is intended to
assist you in taking personal responsibility to understand what
constitutes academic dishonesty and plagiarism. It will also touch on
copyright policy and how to properly cite articles and other reference