Message to fieldwork supervisors and coordinators: In occupational therapy we all benefit from a culture of giving back to the profession through student supervision. Yet, supervision and teaching of a budding occupational therapist can be hard work.
Overview of Fieldwork: UNC-Chapel Hill Occupational Science curriculum design includes developmentally sequenced fieldwork experiences throughout the two year course of study. These fieldwork experiences are part of the curriculum beginning with observational fieldwork the first month the students are on campus. The first Fieldwork II experience occurs in the middle of the two year program, giving students in-depth OT experiences to draw upon throughout the second year of coursework. Fieldwork is an integrated and essential part of the UNC curriculum.
UNC Curriculum Themes in Fieldwork: As an illustration of the linkage between curriculum and fieldwork, please refer to the table that describes evidence of UNC curriculum themes in the fieldwork sites. Over the course of the academic program, students are exposed to all curriculum themes in fieldwork experiences.
Fieldwork I Supervisor Feedback Form: We use this form throughout the curriculum, so students can track their performance at varied sites and as they gain experience. It is intended to be brief, and for supervisors to review it with students before sending it to UNC.
Associate Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
CB # 7122 Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
2063 Bondurant Hall
321 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7122