OTA & PTA Fieldwork Pregraduate Placement
The purpose of this placement is to further consolidate students' competence in the OTA & PTA role. This 240 hour, 6 week, full-time placement may be arranged in acute care hospitals, complex continuing care, rehabilitation, specialized clinics or practice areas or long term care centres. This field experience provides the opportunity for students to consolidate their clinical and professional skills in a practice setting. Students are assessed using the National Fieldwork Evaluation Tool, which measures student competency areas in the OTA & PTA profession. Students are expected to demonstrate the "approaching independence" to "independent" rating for all OTA & PTA competencies during this placement. This placement is complemented by an online course which consolidates placement learning through facilitated online discussions relating to professional regulatory bodies and associations, professional standards, ethics and qualities.