Occupational Therapy

Fieldwork Codes

Type of Client Issues
P: Physical Health
M: Mental Health (fits within the "DSM" categories)

Practice Setting
A: Acute care service
D: Day hospital service
R: Rehabilitation service
V: Private sector (eg. industry, business, professional services)
C: Community health service
L: Long term care service
P: Private practice OT service
B: Public sector (e.g. government, social, social service, and recreational service agency, regulatory bodies, professional association, school, correctional)

Lifespan
C: Neonate/child/adolescent
A: All Ages
O: Older adult
B: Adult & Older Adult
D: Adult

Areas of Practice
A: Acquired brain injury
K: Administration/program development
C: Cardiopulmonary problems
Q: Cognitive disabilities
X: Depression and anxiety disorders
T: Eating disorders
F: Forensic psychiatry
N: Neurological problems
W: Musculoskeletal problems
L: Palliative care
R: Research/examining practice
S: Sensory deficit
Z: Schizophrenia
I: Assistive technologies
B: Burns
J: Chronic pain
G: Degenerative diseases (ALS, HIV, AIDS, Post-Polio, MS)
D: Developmental disabilities
E: Ergonomics
H: Hand injuries
M: Medical/surgery
O: Orthopedic problems
P: Psychiatry
Y: Rheumatology
V: Vocational rehabilitation
U: Combination, mixed caseload, various health issues

How do I know what type of placement it is?
All placements have been coded. If in doubt please speak to the ACCE.

a) Physical Health = "P"
b) Mental Health = "M"
(Please note that acquired brain injury is NOT mental health.)
c) Community ="C" (e.g., school, daycare centre, private practice, homecare, jail, etc.)
d) Rural = "R"
(A rural site is defined as a site located in a non-urban centre.  The site cannot be in an urban centre such as Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon or Regina.  The population of the city/town must not exceed 100,000.  The city/town must be a minimum of 50 km from an urban centre.  It cannot be a suburb of an urban centre.)