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Resource Kits

The resource kits act as a reference point for both practice educators and students and should be used as a means to address concerns or queries that students and/or practice educators may have during the course of the placement. The resources kits are designed to support both the student and the practice educator.

Each resource kit is divided into three sections:

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There are two resource kits. One specific to practice educators and another specific to students. Please follow the links below to review each of these kits individually.

Practice Educator Resource Kit

Preparation
Maintenance
Review
Complete Practice Educator Training Useful TCD PE Forms Complete post-placement administrative checklist
Complete pre-placement administrative checklist Useful TCD PE Resources Terminate student/practice educator relationship
Complete student planning document Practice Educator supports  
Complete pre-placement reading    

Placement Preparation

Attend TCD Practice Education training day

This one day training is held on a tri- or bi-annual basis (depending on demand) in the Trinity Centre for Health Sciences.The training is free of charge and a CPD cert. will be provided for attendance. It is primarily designed for Occupational Therapists (OTs) who are new to practice education but is also be a useful resource for OTs who have not taken students for an extended period of time and to be updated on current best practice in the arena of practice education. It involves a range of lecture based teaching and interactive activities to equip OTs with the knowledge, skills and attitude to become competent and confident PEs for all levels of placement. Advertisement for this event is sent to all placement sites on the TCD practice education database but PEs are also advised to let the PEC know via email if they are interested in future training. Please note that it is not essential for OTs to complete the TCD PE training day in order to take TCD students but completion is recommended. 

Should a group of OT peers be unable to attend TCD training, the TCD  PEC or RPF may be in a position to provide on-site training for prospective PEs. Additional PE online training is offered by the HSE (HSELanD.ie) and by other established universities worldwide.

Complete pre-placement administrative checklist (PDF 205 kB)

This is a basic checklist which outlines the professional administrative duties which the PE is required to attend to prior to the student commencing placement.

Complete student planning document (PDF 159 kB)

The purpose of this document is to assist PE's in placement planning. The TCD PET recommend that it is completed 1-2 weeks prior to the student commencing placement.

Pre-placement PE reading/review:

There are two elements to pre-placement PE reading/review. The first is reviewing and understanding your own personal learning style and the second is familiarising yourself with TCD PE documents and resources.

1. Personal Learning Styles:

It is important to acknowledge and appreciate your own learning style as well as that of the student in order to maximise the student’s learning.

Before your student arrives it is beneficial to review your own learning style. It is recommended the complete Honey & Mumford Learning Styles Questionnaire prior to the commencement of placement.

2. TCD PE documents/resources

(a) Curriculum Overview (PDF 273 kB)

(b) Timelines and expectations documents

The following are useful documents for students and practice educators who require additional guidance and/or clarity in terms of expectations of performance. Please note that there is one document specific to each academic year.

Junior freshman timelines and expectations (PDF 18 kB)

Senior freshman timelines and expectations (PDF 294 kB)

Junior sophister timelines and expectations (PDF 64 kB)

Senior sophister timelines and expectations (PDF 64 kB)

(c) Assessment Forms

Junior freshman assessment form (PDF 106 kB)


Senior freshman assessment form (PDF 120 kB)


Junior sophister assessment form (PDF 124 kB)


Senior sophister assessment form (PDF 124 kB)

(d) Grading guidelines

A TCD OT student can be deemed either competent or not competent in their placement.

Please review the following table to increase your understanding of the TCD grading process.

competency

Please note that a student must achieve a competent grade (i.e. either evident or enhanced) in ALL competency areas at the final assessment in order to reach an overall competent grade in his/her placement.

(e) Learning contract guidelines (PDF 1 kB)

Placement Maintenence

Useful TCD Practice Education documents to support this stage

1. Supervision Forms

2. Learning Contract

3. Concerns Management

Useful TCD Practice Education Resources

Practice Education Supports

  • helpThe Practice Education Team
  • PEC and RPF readily available by email contact 
  • TCD Practice Educator training day resources 
  • Online resource kit
  • OT colleagues working within the service
  • Other online Practice Education resources i.e. HSELand 
  • Clinical Observation Aid

Placement Review

1. Complete Practice Education post placement administrative checklist to ensure that there are no outstanding tasks. (PDF 283 kB)

When completing this checklist the following document/resource is important to review:

2. Effectively terminate student/PE relationship.

Student Resource Kit

Preparation
Maintenance
Review
Attend all pre-placement practice education modules Useful TCD PE forms Complete post-placement administrative checklist
Complete pre-placement checklist Useful TCD PE Resources  
Complete pre-placement reading Student Supports  

Placement Preparation

Attend all pre-placement practice education modules. Please note that attendance is compulsory in order to obtain a competent grade in your placement.

Complete pre-placement administrative checklist (PDF 206 kB) .

Pre-placement student reading/review.

There are two elements to the pre-placement student reading/review. The first is reviewing and understanding your own personal learning style and the second is familiarising yourself with TCD PE documents and resources.

1. Learning Style

It is important to acknowledge and understand your own learning style in order to maximise your learning on placement. Before you begin each of your placements it is beneficial to review your learning style using the following. Please refer to the Learning Styles Questionnaire (Honey & Mumford, 1982) which you will have completed in your Junior Freshman year.Please ensure to inform your practice educator of your learning style at the beginning of your placement and include this in your pre-placement CV.

2. TCD PE documents/resources:

(a) Timelines and Expectations documents

The following are useful documents for students and practice educators who require additional guidance and/or clarity in terms of expectations of performance. Please note that there is one document specific to each academic year.

Junior freshman timelines and expectations (PDF 1kB)

Senior freshman timelines and expectations (PDF 1 kB)

Junior sophister timelines and expectations (PDF 1 kB)

Senior sophister timelines and expectations (PDF 1 kB)

(b) Assessment Forms

Junior Freshman Assessment Form (PDF 106 kB)

Senior Freshman Assessment Form (PDF 120 kB)

Junior Sophister Assessment Form (PDF 124 kB)

Senior Sophister Assessment Form (PDF 124 kB)

(c) Learning Contract Guidelines (PDF 87kB)

Placement Maintenence

Useful TCD Practice Education documents to support this stage

Supervision forms

Concerns Management (PDF 228 kB)

Learning Contract (PDF 7 kB)

Useful resources

Student Supports

help

  • The Practice Education Team
  • Pre-placement practice education module teachings (available on blackboard)
  • Practice Education Coordinator (PEC)
  • Regional Placement Facilitator (RPF)
  • Prompt Email access to PEC/RPF on OTpracticeed@tcd.ie
  • Preparation for Practice Education Module (available on Blackboard) 
  • Student Handbook 
  • Progress Review Day 
  • PEC visit to placement site (if so requested) 
  • College Tutor Service
  • College Health Services
  • Disability Services
  • College Counselling Services 
  • Student Peers 

Placement Review

Complete student post-placement administrative checklist to ensure that there are no outstanding tasks. (PDF 283 kB)

When completing this checklist the following documents/resources are important: