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Information for Fieldwork 4 (Year 3)

Placement Aims

30 on-site hours and 5 study hours per week for 8 weeks (280 hours).

This course enables learners to demonstrate competence through consistent application of occupational therapy skills and knowledge, within the practice setting, sustaining professional behaviours and attitudes at a consistent level.

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critique the role of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy using evidence informed practice within the local context.
  2. Practice occupational therapy at a consistent level* across identified areas of competence within the placement(s) setting. 

*Consistent level is the level expected within the New Zealand Fieldwork Assessment.

Key Information

  • Offers in by 14 May
  • Allocation Notification week beginning 23 June
  • Pre-placement podcast link - Open in YouTube
  • Start Date – 12 July
  • Midway assessment: Week beginning 2 August
  • Final assessment: Week beginning 30 August (email back Assessment Form to Otfieldwork@op.ac.nz by Wednesday 8 September)