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OT3001 - Occupational Therapy Independent Study

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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.

This subject aims to consolidate students skills in evidence based practice, including the ability to formulate clinical questions, conduct effective literature searches, critically appraise research and determine the applicability of identified research to occupational therapy practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • at the end of the subject, students should be able to formulate a clinical/practice question related to OT practice;
  • at the end of the subject, students should be able to search and identify relevant research evidence to inform intervention;
  • at the end of the subject, students should be able to critically appraise research and evaluate applicability to occupational therapy practice;
  • at the end of the subject, students should be able to present a researched topic orally in a clear and interesting manner to peers;
  • at the end of the subject, students should be able to prepare a written appraisal of literature on a clinical/practice topic.
Prerequisites: HS2401 AND HS2402 AND HS2403 AND (OT2013 OR OT2003) AND (OT2014 OR OT2004) AND (OT2015 OR OT2006 AND RH2001) AND RH2002

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Ms Bronwyn Tanner.
Workload expectations:
  • 7 hours lectures
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 16 hours - literature searches, literature appraisal
Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (50%); project proposal (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend and participate in 80% of all workshops. Students must obtain a pass of 50% overall to pass this subject. In addition, students must obtain 50% pass mark for final written assignment to pass the subject. Attendance at oral presentation block session is required.

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.