READINGS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

OCT5ROT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be required to review and critically evaluate the literature in a selected field of Occupational Therapy. They will be introduced to the concept of evidence-based practice and will be guided through the process of how to critically review the literature. Topics will be selected in consultation with the subject coordinator. The topic may be related to that subsequently investigated in the Master of Occupational Therapy research project if the student is enrolled in the Master of Occupational Therapy with thesis.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTamara Tse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HMAOT, HMAOTD, HCOCT, HCPOT or HMOTC.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject Learning GuidePrescribedDiscipline of Occupational TherapyLa Trobe University
ReadingsEvidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions (Second edition)RecommendedHoffman, T., Del Mar, C., & Bennett, S. (2013)Churchill Livingstone Australia
ReadingsInformation needs, asking questions and some basics of research studies. In T. Hoffman, S. Bennett, & C. Del Mar (Eds), Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions (pp. 15-37).RecommendedDel Mar, C., Hoffman, T., & Glasziou, P. (2013).Churchill Livingstone Australia
ReadingsResearch methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practice (Third edition)RecommendedLiamputtong, O., Beeson, M., & Hameiri, S. (2017).Oxford University Press.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Synthesize a body of knowledge indicating mastery of an area of professional specialty.

Activities:
Online learning resources related to Developing a knowledge base through review of the literature and Finding and managing the literature. Effectively source, manage and reference professional literature.

02. Generate and evaluate complex ideas from a body of literature relevant to Occupational Therapy.

Activities:
Online learning resources related to Critique of the literature. Discussions with nominated supervisor and/or subject coordinator. Critically evaluate and review literature on a defined topic of relevance to Occupational Therapy.

03. Reflect critically on literature pertaining to an area of Occupational Therapy Practice.

Activities:
Online learning resources related to Critique of the literature and Evidence-based practice. Discussions with nominated supervisor an/or subject coordinator. Evaluate the quality of research evidence as well as its relevance from a theoretical perspective pertinent to Occupational Therapy.

04. Communicate a critical reflection of a defined literature in an appropriate academic style.

Activities:
Online learning resources related to writing skills and dissemination. Discussions with nominated supervisor and/or subject coordinator. Prepare a critical review of a defined literature using an academic writing style.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-45, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTamara Tse

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 45
Four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 4,500-word critical literature review70 01, 02, 03, 04
Completed search strategy report (1,000 words)10 01
Summary table of all reviewed articles of direct relevance to the defined topic (1,000 words)20 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTamara Tse

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 4,500-word critical literature review70 01, 02, 03, 04
Completed search strategy report (1,000 words)10 01
Summary table of all reviewed articles of direct relevance to the defined topic (1,000 words)20 01, 02