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Placements

Fieldwork fundamentals

As a Dalhousie Occupational Therapy student, you’ll complete your fieldwork in four parts, over two years.

OCCU 5111 This part-time fieldwork placement spans both Fall and Winter terms. In the Fall term, groups of interprofessional students work together with a community member living with a health condition. In the Winter term, students work in pairs with a community organization one day per week. This placement is located within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).
OCCU 5222 Level 1

 

 

At the end of first year, students start their first full-time fieldwork placement. Although many students are placed in Atlantic Canada, there may be fieldwork opportunities available in other provinces.

  • May - June  
OCCU 6111  Level 2

The second full-time fieldwork course is completed during the winter term of year two. It’s an eight-week placement and could occur in Canada or at an international site.

  • January - February
OCCU 6222 Level 3

This final fieldwork placement occurs after OCCU 6111 as an eight-week placement and could occur in Canada or at an international site.

  • March - April