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OT4103 - Honours Thesis and Presentation Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Subject chain: OT4103 OT4104
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to Bachelor of Occupational Therapy honours students. Except with the approval of the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Students are required to collate their data and analyse for their honours research under academic staff supervision (at least 65 hours supervision). Preparation of a thesis is required to demonstrate the students ability to analyse data, critically evaluate results and report findings in a scholarly manner. The student is also required to present at a professional seminar on the details of their research work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Collate and analyse the data gathered;
  • Prepare a scholarly research thesis;
  • Present an acadmic level seminar on research area/results;
  • Undertake undergraduate research project.

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 find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • 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 speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: OT3101
OT4002 OT4501 OT4502 OT4511 OT4512 OT4513 OT4514


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.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Fiona Barnett.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: integrated assessment across subject chain (%).

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.