COMMUNITY BASED PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (PRACTICE EDUCATION)

SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3B922588
Module Leader Christopher McMahon
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Occupational Therapy
Trimester
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Masters pre - registration programme : Normally completion of :Year 1 of the MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) programme, or equivalent BSc Programme: Normally completion of level 2 of BSc ( Hons) Occupational Therapy programme or equivalent

Summary of Content

This module will be completed by students in level 3 of the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy programme and also students in the second year of the MSc. Occupational Therapy (pre- reg) programme. BSc Students will participate in a six week practice education placement in a non- statutory setting within week 6- 11 of the trimester. Students will be allocated placements in groups of at least 2 and no larger than 4. Masters Students will participate in a seven week placement between weeks 6-11 plus the study week. Three days preparation will take place prior to the start of the placement. The preparation will introduce students to the requirements of the placement including preparation for supervision methods, action planning. In addition students will be introduced to core module concepts including asset based approaches to improving wellbeing and community based practice in occupational therapy. Further elements of the syllabus will be explored through weekly tasks that will contribute to the development of their practice education portfolio. In addition students will be required to carry out a pre- placement meeting. A placement preparation session for students and practice educators will also take place prior in the preparation period In the first week of placement students are required to make a learning agreement and action plan with their onsite practice educator. Further to this they will participate in the daily activities of the placement site and go on to use an asset - based approach to identify collective resources and needs within the placement community. Utilising the concepts of community - based practice in occupational therapy they will then use occupation based enablement to promote activity participation and social inclusion within the community. Throughout this module students will build on individualised clinical reasoning skills developed in previous placements by widening their perspective to consider how occupational therapy theories and approached can be used to meet the collective needs of a community in a non- statutory setting. By the end of the module students are expected to have delivered at least two novel intervention sessions based on occupational therapy theories and approaches in order to address an identified community need. Over the course of this module students will work in pairs to complete a set of weekly intervention - based, reflective and academic tasks which aim to strengthen theory - practice links and build student competency. Students will record their learning in an individual portfolio. Students on this module will be supported by supervision in two main forms. Individual supervision will be provided by an approved onsite practice educator (who is not an OT).Secondly, students are required to attend group supervision in university once per week. This will offer the opportunity to review progress with module tasks and discuss placement experiences. In addition, one placement visit will be carried out by an occupational therapist. A post - placement session will take place after the placement in order to review the placement and further prepare students for the viva. There will be two forms of assessment for this placement. Firstly students and practice educators will collaborate to produce a formative placement report midway through placement. A summative report will be finalised at the end of the placement and this will constitute 30 % of the overall module mark. The second form of assessment is a viva. This will constitute 70% of the overall mark. The aim of the viva is to assess practice reasoning skills and learning on the placement. Students will have the opportunity to practice viva - type questions during the trimester and this will serve as formative assessment for the viva element of the assessment strategy.

Syllabus

Pre placement preparation: preparation for supervision strategies, learning/action planning, Asset - based practice in improving health and wellbeing Introduction to occupational therapy in non- statutory settings Skills of other contributors to health and social care delivery Community based practice and professional reasoning in occupational therapy Cultural competence in community based practice Social entrepreneurialism in occupational therapy Codes of Ethics and Professional Conduct (COT & HCPC) in non- statutory settings

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:Learning outcomes have been mapped to HCPC Standards of Proficiency (2013) in brackets.1. Evaluate practice and behaviour in relation to COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and HCPC Standards of Conduct , Performance and Ethics. (2.1,2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1 ,3.2, 3.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6)2. Analyse and reflect upon the role of the voluntary and private sector in meeting the needs of specific communities. ( 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 9.5, 14.11) 3. Analyse and reflect upon the application of asset - based approaches to the identification of community and client need. ( 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6, 8.1, 8.8,8.9, 8.10, 9.1, 9.3, 9.4, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.9, 14.2, 14.3, 14.4, 14.6, 14.7, 14.8, 14.10, 14.11)4. Analyse and demonstrate the ability to select, plan, implement and evaluate the application of community based approaches to practice within the placement setting. ( 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6, 8.1, 9.1,9.2,9.3,9.4, 9.5,9.6, 9.7, 9.9, 9.10 11.1, 11.3, 12.2, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3,13.4, 13.5, 13.6, 13.8, 13.10, 13.13, 14.13, 14.15, 14.16, 14.17, 14.18, 14.19, 15.205. Analyse and evaluate the concept of social entrepreneurialism in relation to occupational therapy. (9.5, 11.3, 14.1)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This placement will offer students the opportunity to develop community based practice skills in a non - statutory setting. This module will be taken in trimester 2 of Level 3 by BSc.(Hons) students and in the equivalent trimester ( trimester B) of the Masters (pre- reg programme). Three days preparation will take place prior to the start of the placement. The preparation will introduce students to the requirements of the placement including preparation for supervision methods and action planning. Core module concepts including asset based approaches to improving wellbeing and community based practice in occupational therapy will also be introduced. Further elements of the syllabus will be explored through weekly tasks that will contribute to the development of their practice education portfolio. In addition students will be required to carry out an on- site pre- placement meeting with their practice educator. A placement preparation session for students and practice educators will be held in the placement preparation period. In the first week of placement students are required to make a learning agreement and action plan with their onsite practice educator. Further to this they will participate in the daily activities of the placement site and go on to use an asset - based approach to identify collective resources and needs within the placement community. Utilising the concepts of community - based practice in occupational therapy they will then use occupation based enablement to promote activity participation and social inclusion within the community. Throughout this module students will build on individualised clinical reasoning skills developed in previous placements by widening their perspective to consider how occupational therapy theories and approached can be used to meet the collective needs of a community in a non- statutory setting. By the end of the module students are expected to have delivered at least two novel intervention sessions based on occupational therapy theories and approaches in order to address an identified community need. Over the course of this module students will work in pairs to complete a set of weekly intervention - based, reflective and academic tasks which aim to strengthen theory - practice links and build student competency. Students will record their learning in an individual portfolio. Students on this module will be supported by supervision in two main forms. Individual supervision will be provided by an approved onsite practice educator (who is not an OT).Secondly, students are required to attend group supervision in university once per week. This will offer the opportunity to review progress with module tasks and discuss placement experiences. In addition, one placement visit will be carried out by an occupational therapist. BSc. (Hons) students BSc. (Hons) students will participate in a six week practice education placement in a non- statutory setting within week 7 -11 of the trimester. This will be their third opportunity to learn in the workplace. Students will be allocated placements in groups of at least 2 and no larger than 4. There will be two forms of assessment for this placement. Firstly students and practice educators will collaborate to produce a formative placement report at the end of week 3 of the placement. A summative report will be finalised at the end of the placement and this will constitute 30 % of the overall module mark. The practice education hours must be successfully completed in order for the student to pass this module. The second form of assessment is a viva that will take place within the university after the end of the placement. The aim of the viva is to assess practice reasoning skills and learning on the placement. Students will have the opportunity to practice viva - type questions in class and this will serve as formative assessment for the viva element of the assessment strategy. The practice education hours must be successfully completed in order for the student to pass this module. Masters (pre- reg) students Masters (pre- reg) students will participate in a seven week practice education placement in a non- statutory setting within week 6 -11 plus the study week at the end of the trimester. This will be their third opportunity to learn in the workplace. Students will be allocated placements in groups of at least 2 and no larger than 4. There will be two forms of assessment for this placement. Firstly students and practice educators will collaborate to produce a formative placement report in week 4 of the placement. A summative report will be finalised at the end of the placement and this will constitute 30 % of the overall module mark. The practice education hours must be successfully completed in order for the student to pass this module. The second form of assessment is a viva that will take place within the university in weeks 10 and 11. The aim of the viva is to assess practice reasoning skills and learning on the placement. Students will have the opportunity to practice viva - type questions in class and this will serve as formative assessment for the viva element of the assessment strategy.

Indicative Reading

Atwal, A. & Jones, M. (eds), 2009, Preparing for professional practice in Health and Social Care, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford Canadian Occupational Therapy Association. 2010, Enabling Occupation II: Advancing an Occupational Therapy Vision for Health, Well-being & Justice through Occupation, CAOT Publications, Canada. College of Occupational Therapists. 2010, Code of ethics and professional conduct, COT, London. Healey, J. & Spencer, M. 2008. Surviving your placement in health and social care, Open University Press, Maidenhead. Health & Care Professions Council. 2013, Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, HCPC, London. Health & Care Professions Council. 2013, Standards of Proficiency: Occupational Therapy. HPC, London. Higgs, J. & Jones, M. 2008, Clinical Reasoning in the health professions, 3rd edn, London, Butterworth-Heinemann. Iwama, M. 2006, The kawa model: culturally relevant occupational therapy, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. Kronenberg, F., Algado S.A. & Pollard N. 2004, Occupational therapy without borders. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. Kronenberg, F. 2010, Occupational therapies without borders - Volume 2: towards an ecology of occupation-based practices, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. Lorenzo, T. 2006, Practice and service learning in occupational therapy: enhancing potential in context, Wiley Blackwell,London. Mawson, A. 2008, The social entrepreneur: making communities work, Atlantic,London. Napier-Tibere, B. 2011, Occupational therapy fieldwork survival guide: a student planner. F.A.Davis, Philadelphia. Polgase, T. & Treseder R. 2012, The occupational therapy handbook:practice education, M&K Publishing, Cumbria. Whiteford, G. & Hocking, C. 2012, Occupational science: society, inclusion, participation .Wiley- Blackwell, Oxford.

Transferrable Skills

Professional Behaviour Reflective and collaborative practice Practice reasoning & decision-making Planning, organisation & time-management

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 18.00
Placement MSc 96.00
Seminars (FT) 8.00
Assessment (FT) 14.00
Placement BSc 68.00
Lectures (FT) 6.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Placement 1 n/a 30.00 40% BSc Hons ProgrammePractice education will be assessed via a collaborative report at the end of the six week placement period. Students are expected to actively engage with their practice educator to compile this report. In addition a midway report will be produced in the same way at the end of week three as formative feedback. MSc (Pre-reg) ProgrammePractice education will be assessed via a collaborative report at the end of the seven week placement period. Students are expected to actively engage with their practice educator to compile this report. In addition a midway report will be produced in the same way during week four as formative feedback.
Coursework 1 n/a 70.00 40% BSc Hons ProgrammeViva; Viva type questions will be discussed during class supervision session in weeks 8 - 11 to allow for formative assessment of knowledge. Summative viva assessments will be undertaken in the assessment period. MSc (Pre-reg) Programmeviva type questions will be discussed during class supervision session in weeks 6 -9 to allow for formative assessment of knowledge. Summative viva assessments will be undertaken in weeks 10- and 11 of the trimester'.