Occupational Therapy Overview and Initiatives: Meeting the challenge. Assoc Professor Sylvia Rodger Dr Jodie Copley Ms Cate Fitzgerald October 31 2007 Placement Showcase T and L Week UQ. Overview. The CRISIS OUR RESPONSES Strategic initiatives – Queensland OT Fieldwork Collaborative
Occupational Therapy Overview and Initiatives: Meeting the challenge
Assoc Professor Sylvia Rodger
Dr Jodie Copley
Ms Cate Fitzgerald
October 31 2007
Placement Showcase T and L Week UQ
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Collaborative (QOTFC)
Sylvia Rodger, Yvonne Thomas, David Dickson, Jacqui Broadbridge, Linda Hopper, Ann Edwards, Cathy McBryde, Rachel Hawkins.
~ to integrate professional ownership between universities, professional bodies, major employers of occupational therapists and individual occupational therapists to meet fieldwork placement needs
Provides services for children 0-18 years
with developmental, learning,
For occupational therapy students on practicum to achieve experience in occupational health and safety consultancy (to industry and other organisations) with the support, education, training and supervision of experienced graduate therapists.
Law et al.,CJOT.,Vol 63.No.1.
……Wherever the client requires our service.
We have “The ability to integrate psychology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology with movement principles. This positions therapists to be important contributors to healthy workers and work environments”
Larsen. & Miller, M. Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Work (2005)
- enabled greater variation of placement types
- enabled changes to length of placements
- enabled use of alternative models of placements
- enabled a proportion of the required placement hours to be integrated with students academic program
2 FTE equivalent in last 12 months.