We've put together some information and resources to help you support, supervise and assess MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Reg) students within the practice setting.
These additional resources will help you to shape a fulfilling experience as a Practice Educator and enhance the student's experience with you.
The programme is a two-year full time MSc (pre-registration) course to enable registration with the HCPC to practice as an occupational therapist. Watch our video about the content of the course and how it is structured.
The course includes a number of placement blocks (rotations) that take place in different specialities. View the block plan for the course (Excel spreadsheet).
The students will have a practice assessment document (PAD) (PDF) that has been developed with guidance from the Royal College of Occupational Therapy.
The Royal College of Occupational Therapy also has some excellent resources:
It is your responsibility as a registered professional to inform Anglia Ruskin University of a student's sickness or absence and to ensure this is recorded and signed on the student's timesheet.
The University has a duty to inform the professional body of the exact hours a student has experienced in the clinical area and it is therefore important that accurate records are kept.
Please inform the University of a student's absence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01245 684816, stating: student name, student ID number, clinical site, reason for absence.
Clinical practice is a fundamental aspect of the development of professionalism, with clinical assessors responsible for the assessment of competence which establishes a student's fitness for practice. This is mirrored within the academic environment with Personal Tutors playing a key role in the development of educational proficiency and professional behaviour within the university setting.
Therefore, to ensure a holistic approach to the assessment and management of student professionalism between the practice learning setting and academic institution, our intention is to include a transparent monitoring and recording system that supports the identification of low and higher-level concerns.
The LiP process is a mechanism to report and action any unprofessional behaviour during the student’s period of registration. When a lapse is reported, this will trigger actions between key stakeholders to award tariff points to develop a facilitative action plan together with the student before they lead to more significant fitness to practice issues.
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