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OT3101 - Occupational Therapy Honours Research Proposal (Honours)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to level 3 Occupational Therapy students enrolled in the Honours course.

This subject supports students in developing knowledge and skills in the conceptualisation, design and planning of a research project. Students will consolidate their skills in searching and appraising relevant academic and/or grey literature in order to undertake an initial scope of the current knowledge regarding a contemporary occupational therapy practice issue. They will then use these findings as a foundation on which to design and develop a research project and construct a research proposal.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and refine a research topic relevant to contemporary occupational therapy theory and practice;
  • critically evaluate relevant literature relating to a contemporary practice issue in order to contextualise, design and justify a research question;
  • examine research methodologies and associated methods, in order to identify a research approach that aligns effectively with a study question;
  • develop and communicate a comprehensive proposal justifying the rationale for, underpinning methodology, data collection and analysis processes and practical and ethical dimensions of a contemporary research topic.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Search strategy proposal comprising topic background, PICO question and search strategy - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (60%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Prerequisites: OT2013 AND OT2014 AND OT2015 AND HS2402


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Trish Wielandt
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Trish Wielandt, Dr Daniel Lowrie.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 4 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.