A University of Sydney project is examining the preparedness of practice for new graduate occupational therapists. The study has been established in response to feedback from clinicians requesting more opportunities to provide the department with information to guide curriculum development.
The discipline of occupational therapy at the university is exploring supervisors, managers and employers perspectives for the project. Results from the study will be used in occupational therapy programs at the university.
The project is being led by occupational therapy lecturer Dr Justin Scanlan and Associate Professor Lynette Mackenzie, Head of Discipline – Occupational Therapy, from the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Participants who are currently working with, or supervising occupational therapists who graduated from the University of Sydney within the past three years, are invited to participate.
The survey requests participants to consider the overall safety and competence of a recent graduate, from either the undergraduate or graduate entry master programs from the University of Sydney, with whom they work.