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OT3001 - Occupational Therapy Independent Study

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to level 3 and above Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy IHCAP students. Other students enrolled in Occupational Therapy with recognised prior learning as approved by the Head of Occupational Therapy including other health postgraduate students.

The subject provides basic knowledge to enable students to develop skills to investigate in depth a chosen area of health professional practice. Students will extend and consolidate their knowledge and expertise in a chosen area of health professional service.

Learning Outcomes

  • define a clinical problem;
  • conduct a literature search;
  • write a literature review;
  • oral presentation using MacMasters Critical Appraisal Tool.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically;
  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences.
Prerequisites: OT1005


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Professor Matthew Yau
Lecturer: Dr Michael Crowe.
Workload expectations:
  • 6 hours lectures
  • 4 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours - literature searches, appraisal of literature, preparation of written assessment
Assessment: presentations (47.5%); tutorial attendance and participation (2.5%); assignments (50%).

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.