Clinical Education - Occupational Therapy

Welcome to Queen's Occupational Therapy Clinical Education! This is an exciting component of our curriculum and provides you with the opportunity to integrate theory into practice.

You will be completing 1100 hours of fieldwork taking place over the course of the 2 year program. The fieldwork curriculum has been designed to integrate each of the fieldwork courses directly with a theoretical course. Students are able to use experiences and case studies from the practice setting to integrate concepts taught in the theory courses, with some assignments related to those settings. The related courses are as follows:

Fieldwork Placement Dates 2017 -2018

OT846, Level 1 January 8th – March 2nd, 2018
OT847, Level 2 October 30th - December 22nd, 2017
OT862, Community Development  Part-time January - April, 2018 & full-time April 9th - April 20th, 2018
OT877 A, Level 3 April 23rd - June 15th, 2018;
OT877 B, Level 3 June 25th - August 17th, 2018; OR
OT877 A/B, Level 3 April 23rd – August 17th, 2018 (part-time or combined dates)

 

Fieldwork Courses

Fieldwork Course(s) Theory Course(s)
OT825 The Lived Experience of Disability  
OT851 Client-Centerd Communication - The Basics OT851 Client-Centered Communication
(theory included in course)
OT846 Fieldwork Determinants of Occupation I OT801 Conceptual Models in Occupational Therapy; OT881 Physical Determinants of Occupation I; OT882 Psychosocial Determinants of Occupation I
OT847 Fieldwork Determinants of Occupation II OT802 Models of Practice in Occupational Therapy; OT823 Disability Theory; OT842 Environmental Determinants of Occupation; OT883 Cognitive-Neurological Determinants of Occupation I; OT884 Psychosocial Determinants of Occupation II; OT852 Group Theory and Process; OT826 Enabling Occupation in Children and Youth; OT827 Enabling Occupation in Older Adults; OT885 Physical Determinants of Occupation II
OT877 Advanced Practice OT871 Advanced Clinical Reasoning; OT853 Coaching and Counseling for Occupational Change; OT875 Advanced Professional Practice; OT889 Cognitive-Neurological Determinants of Occupation II
OT862 Applied Community Development OT861 Community Development in Occupational Therapy

 

 

2017-2018 Fieldwork Curriculum Dates

 

Year One

 

September - December January - March March - August
Coursework
• Conceptual Models in Occupational Therapy  
• Psychosocial Determinants of Occupation I
• Physical Determinants of Occupation I
• Client-Centered Communication
• Lived Experience in Disability
• Critical Enquiry Foundations

Level 1 Fieldwork
OT846
Determinants of Occupation I

January 8 – March 2, 2018

Coursework
• Models of Practice in Occupational Therapy
• Disability Theory
• Psychosocial Determinantsof Occupation II
• Environmental Determinants of Occupation
• Cognitive-Neurological Determinants of Occupation I
• Group Theory and Process
• Critical Enquiry Foundations
• Critical Enquiry Project

 

 

Year Two

 

September - October October - December January - April

April - August

Coursework

• Enabling Occupation in Children and Youth
• Enabling Occupation in Older Adults
• Physical Determinants in Occupation II
• Critical Enquiry Project
Level 2 Fieldwork

OT847
Determinants of Occupation II

October 30 - December 22, 2017
Coursework

• Advanced Clinical Reasoning
• Community Development
• Advanced Professional Practice
• Cognitive-Neurological Determinants of Occupation II
• Coaching and Counseling for Occupational Change
• Critical Enquiry Project
• Applied Community Development (Fieldwork: January - April, 2018)
Level 3 Fieldwork

OT877
Advanced Practice 
  
April 23 - June 15, 2018
(session A); 
June 25 - August 17, 2018
(session B); OR
April 23 - August 17, 2018
(session A/B)

 

 

Fieldwork placements are organized by the Occupational Therapy Program University Fieldwork Coordinator(s) and/or Course Coordinator(s) in the Occupational Therapy Program. Settings include a variety of fieldwork sites ranging from hospitals, clinics, community centres, private practices, schools, long term care facilities, nursing homes, and administrative and research settings.

The Clinical Placement Express (CPX) is a web-based system designed to facilitate the in-catchment fieldwork placement process. Fieldwork opportunities are posted on CPX where students identify 5 placement preferences per fieldwork course. Matching is completed with the aid of the computer. All students are expected to be flexible regarding placement assignments as it is not possible to accommodate all preferences.

Common Asked Questions

1. Can I complete all of my placements in Kingston?

Due to the limited number of placements in Kingston, it is very unlikely that all of your placements will occur in Kingston. We have a wonderful catchment area offering excellent learning opportunities in smaller communities and encourage students to explore these sites.

2. How are the fieldwork placements arranged?

In-catchment
Fieldwork opportunities are posted on our password protected website the Clinical Placement Express. For each fieldwork course, students identify 5 placement preferences within the Queen's catchment area. A computer program is used to aid with matching students to a placement.

Out-of-catchment
Students wishing to complete a fieldwork placement out-of-catchment apply through the university fieldwork coordinator to the Canadian Fieldwork Placement Sharing System (CFPSS). This applies to applications in Ontario (but outside of the Queen's catchment area) and out of province, excluding New Brunswick. Students must apply for placements out-of-catchment and pay the non-refundable application fee.

Northern Ontario
Northern Ontario placements are arranged through the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) Rehabilitation Studies Stream. There is limited availability and priority is given to those students who are from Northern Ontario, however all are welcome to apply. Your university fieldwork coordinator will provide information about NOSM opportunities.

3. What happens if I am not matched to any of my preferences from CPX?

You are required to accept any available in-catchment placement available via CPX.

4. How do I apply for a placement out of Ontario?

Students wishing to complete a fieldwork placement out-of-catchment apply through the university fieldwork coordinator to the Canadian Fieldwork Placement Sharing System (CFPSS). This applies to applications in Ontario (but outside of the Queen's catchment area) and out of province, excluding New Brunswick. Students must apply for placements out-of-catchment and pay the non-refundable application fee.

5. Can I contact a site to arrange a placement?

Under NO circumstances are you to contact a fieldwork site, or occupational therapist directly. This is a Canada wide policy and any attempt at direct contact with a site will jeopardize your fieldwork opportunities.

If you know of a site that may consider taking a student, please provide all of the contact information to the fieldwork coordinator who will explore this opportunity on your behalf.

6. Is financial support available?

Students are responsible for the costs associated with clinical placements. There may be additional funding available through a Queen's Fieldwork Bursary.

7. Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Questions should be directed to the Occupational Therapy Program University Fieldwork Coordinator(s).

1100 HOURS

Level Course Placement Sites Time Frame Hours
I OT825
Lived Experience in Disability
Kingston community Fall 1st year 6
I OT851
Client-Centred Communication
GSK Clinical Education Centre Fall 1st year 12
II OT846
Determinants of Occupation I
All fieldwork sites Winter 1st year
8 weeks
300
II OT847
Determinants of Occupation II
All fieldwork sites Fall 2nd year
8 weeks
300
III OT877
Advanced Practice
All fieldwork sites Spring/Summer 2nd year
8 weeks
300
III OT862
Applied Community Development
Community sites Winter/Spring/Summer 2nd year
25 days
185
  Total Hours = 1103