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OT4104 - Honours Thesis and Presentation Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 3
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 studies 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 academic level seminar on research area/results;
  • undertake undergraduate research project.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • 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 communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: OT3101 and OT4103
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 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Fiona Barnett, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (40%); thesis or journal article to publication standard (60%).
Special Assessment Requirements: The Journal Article is submitted week 8 (40%); edited version due last Friday of Study Vacation (20%).

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.