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OT4008 - Occupational Therapy Honours Project Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: OT4008 OT4009
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This is the first subject in a two part Honours Project subject chain. Within this subject, students will work in small, self-directed groups towards completion of a project relevant to a contemporary occupational therapy practice issue. Students will be required to demonstrate skills in leadership, planning and team-working in order to effectively plan and undertake various project activities. Students will analyse and summarise their project findings in order to extract conceptually robust conclusions and derive meaningful and practically relevant recommendations, including strategies for implementation. Students will present their project findings in both written and oral formats and be required to respond to examiner and audience questions regarding project design, conclusions and recommendations. Students will also be required to critically reflect on their performance (as individuals and a team) in undertaking the project and discuss their learning from engagement in the project as a whole.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply in-depth knowledge of a contemporary practice issue in order to design a conceptually and practically robust project plan;
  • apply knowledge and skills in project management, leadership and team-working as required to deliver effectively on a project plan;
  • create a professionally appropriate summary of an independent project, including a critical examination of the project findings and outcomes from which robust conclusions have been extracted and future recommendations provided;
  • construct an appropriate implementation plan to support realisation of project findings and implications for practice;
  • critically evaluate and reflect on performance of team and on self as part of team in relation to project planning, completion and reporting.
Prerequisites: OT3010 AND OT3011 AND OT3012
OT4010 OT4011


As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Daniel Lowrie
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Daniel Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Meetings with project team and supervisor(s) [20 hrs]; Self-directed learning activities and assessment preparation [110 hrs].
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to pass this subject students must: Submit all assessment; Achieve an overall average mark of 50% or above across the subject chain (OT4008 and OT4009); Participate in project supervision meetings - if session is missed actions to catch up on discussions must be undertaken (Pass/Fail)

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.