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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Fieldwork Educators Seminar

May 1, 2024, 8am–12:30pm
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
1540 Alcazar, CHP-133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003

Course Description
This is a continuing education seminar for fieldwork educators who provide level I and level II fieldwork supervision for Chan students. This seminar will present methods and approaches to prepare for the fieldwork experience. Fieldwork educators will be oriented to updates to the Chan curriculum. Key topics covered in the seminar will include: how to facilitate clinical reasoning in the fieldwork setting, how to establish site specific learning objectives, and how to create a robust fieldwork manual.

Target Audience
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educators. This course is designed for OTs as an introductory level course, although all levels are welcome.

Educational Level
Introductory; concepts are designed to address topics of relevance to OT fieldwork educators at any level. Concepts will cover the needs of fieldwork educators. These needs include the development and preparation of a fieldwork manual, developing clinical reasoning of students during the fieldwork experience, and establishing of learning objectives to address potential barriers to student and fieldwork educator success.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify key components of a fieldwork manual to support fieldwork experiences;
  2. Describe how to develop site specific learning objectives that reflect the OT process in your practice setting and align with the AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation;
  3. Describe the benefits for both fieldwork educators and students to have clear learning objectives during the fieldwork experience;
  4. Identify preparatory and supportive methods to influence development of clinical reasoning during fieldwork.

CEU Credit
This course is 3 contact hours. Participants must complete a post-test and course evaluation to receive a certificate of attendance.

Prerequisites: N/A

Instructional Methods
Powerpoint presentations (multi-media) with lecture and small-group discussion.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation by USC will result in an email communication to those registered. There is no fee for this seminar, therefore there is no monetary compensation for the cancellation.

Special Needs Requests
If you require ADA accommodations, please email details of request(s) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at least two weeks before the course date so that arrangements can be made.

AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development

USC Chan is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID #9404. This Live, Distance Learning-Interactive activity is offered at .3 CEUs, Introductory, Professional Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.