HONOURS RESEARCH PROJECT

OCT5HRS

2014

Credit points: 45

Subject outline

This subject builds on earlier research subjects (HLT2IEP: Integrating Evidence into Practice & OCT5RDO: Research Design in Occupational Therapy) to enable honours students to gain advanced skills relating to the design and conduct of research using quantitative and/or qualitative methods applicable to the occupational therapy discipline. The research can involve a clinical case study, survey or another design using accepted methodologies or, a theory paper and is presented as a dissertation (this incorporates an introduction, a literature review, completed manuscript and discussion). The study should have the potential to contribute to knowledge in the discipline. In conjunction with the supervisor(s), students conduct the research following ethics approval from La Trobe University Human Ethics and/or external Ethics Committees according to the proposal developed in OCT5RDO. Student involvement includes attendance and participation in seminars, supervision and progress presentations.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points45

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Unsworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed OCT5RDO and enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHHOT, HZHHOB Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice (Hons), HMHOT, HMHOTB Master of Occupational Therapy Practice (Hons), SZPSHO Bachelor of Psychological Sciences/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice (Hons)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHHOT, HZHHOB, HMOHOT, HMHOTB, SZPSHO

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoundations of clinical research: applications to practiceRecommendedPortney, L G & Watkins, M P 20093RD EDN, PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ

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Bendigo, 2014, Week 06-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Unsworth

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 06 - 23
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours face to face supervision and 50-hours supervised individual research"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
DissertationDissertation examination. Formal exam of thesis by 2 examiners not involved with the project. Written feedback from by both examiners provided within 6wks of submission, using a prepared format.90
Dissertation presentationDissertation presentation. Written feedback will be provided on the same day as the presentation using a prepared format, with tick boxes and open text spaces.10

Melbourne, 2014, Week 06-23, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Unsworth

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 06 - 23
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours face to face supervision and 50-hours supervised individual research"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
DissertationDissertation examination. Formal exam of thesis by 2 examiners not involved with the project. Written feedback from by both examiners provided within 6wks of submission, using a prepared format.90
Dissertation presentationDissertation presentation. Written feedback will be provided on the same day as the presentation using a prepared format, with tick boxes and open text spaces.10

Melbourne, 2014, Week 06-47, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Unsworth

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 06 - 47
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours face to face supervision and 50-hours supervised individual research"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
DissertationDissertation examination. Formal exam of thesis by 2 examiners not involved with the project. Written feedback from by both examiners provided within 6wks of submission, using a prepared format.90
Dissertation presentationDissertation presentation. Written feedback will be provided on the same day as the presentation using a prepared format, with tick boxes and open text spaces.10