Occupational Therapy Students complete three clinical placements, each 8 weeks long and one community development placement (185 hours).
By the end of the program, the OT students must have successfully completed one Mental Health placement.
** for the other 2 placements the student is exposed to various areas of occupational therapy practice. The program encourages students to develop their skills in a variety practice settings/contexts.
The School is able to support a variety of different models for clinical placements.
|1:1||One student and one therapist|
|1:2||One student and two therapists (sharing the supervisory role); this may also be supported between two sites|
|2:1||Two students supervised by one therapist|
|Part time||Placement dates can vary|
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.
A web-based system is used to facilitate the in-catchment fieldwork placement process. Fieldwork opportunities are posted 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.
Our fieldwork coordinator(s) or academic coordinator(s) of clinical education are interested to assist you to support clinical learning at your site.
|OT847, Level 2||October 31 – December 23, 2022|
|OT846, Level 1||January 9 – March 3, 2023|
|OT877, Level 3 Block A||April 17 – June 9, 2023|
|OT877, Level 3 Block B||June 12 – August 4, 2023|
|OT862, Community Development Block A||April 17 – May 19, 2023|
|OT862, Community Development Block B||July 3 – August 4, 2023|
|Fieldwork Course(s)||Theory Course(s)|
|OT825 The Lived Experience of Disability||OT 823 Disability Theory|
|OT851 Client-Centered Communication - The Basics||OT851 Client-Centered Communication
(theory included in course)
|OT 846 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork I||OT801 Conceptual Models in Occupational Therapy; OT881 Physical Determinants of Occupation I; OT882 Psychosocial Determinants of Occupation I|
|OT 847 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork 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|
|OT 877 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork III||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|
|September - December||January - March||March - August|
• Conceptual Models in Occupational Therapy
• Psychosocial Determinants of Occupation I
• Physical Determinants of Occupation I
• Environmental Determinants of Occupation I
• Client-Centered Communication
• Lived Experience in Disability
• Critical Enquiry Foundations
• Disability Theory
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level I January 9 – March 3, 2023
|September - October||October - December||January - April||
April - August
• Enabling Occupation in Children and Youth
• Enabling Occupation in Older Adults
• Physical Determinants in Occupation II
• Critical Enquiry Project
OT847 – Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level II
October 31 – December 23, 2022
OT877 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level III
Block A: April 17 - June 9, 2023
Block B: June 12 – August 4, 2023
OT862 Applied Community Development
Block A: April 17 – May 19, 2023
Block B: July 3 – August 4, 2023
Core: Belleville, Brockville, Brighton, Campbellford, Cobourg, Durham, Frontenac County, Hastings County, Kawartha Lakes, Kingston, Leeds & Grenville County, Lennox & Addington County, Lindsay, Napanee, Northumberland, Oshawa, Peterborough, Port Hope, Prescott, Prince Edward County, Trenton, Uxbridge
Shared with University of Ottawa: Almonte, Arnprior, Barry’s Bay, Carleton Place, Cornwall, Deep River, North Lanark County, Pembroke, Perth, Renfrew County, Smith Falls, Stormont Dundas and Glengarry County, Winchester
Shared with University of Toronto: Ajax, Aurora, Central York Region, Maple, Markham, Newmarket, Pickering, Richmond Hill, South West York Region, South East York Region, Stouffville, Thornhill, Whitby, Vaughn
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?
Fieldwork opportunities are posted in the students' learning management system. 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.
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 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?
You are required to accept any available in-catchment placement.
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. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Level||Course||Placement Sites||Time Frame||Hours|
Lived Experience in Disability
|Kingston community||Fall 1st year||6|
|GSK Clinical Education Centre||Fall 1st year||12|
Determinants of Occupation I
|All fieldwork sites||Winter 1st year
Determinants of Occupation II
|All fieldwork sites||Fall 2nd year
|All fieldwork sites||Spring/Summer 2nd year
Applied Community Development
|Community sites||Winter/Spring/Summer 2nd year
|Total Hours = 1103|