EVIDENCE REVIEW IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

OCT5ERA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students completing this five week subject will develop advanced skills in searching, appraising and integrating research evidence into practice. Students will work in small groups to evaluate the rigour of a body of research evidence available to answer a contemporary and important question generated from within their clinical schools. After selection and appraisal, rigorous research evidence will be integrated with current clinical knowledge/expertise and contextual factors. Students will then develop, articulate and justify, through written and verbal presentations, evidence-based occupational therapy practice recommendations that identify where changes in practice have or must occur in response to new knowledge. In this subject students will have the opportunity to continue to develop and demonstrate effective communication and collaboration, as well as investigative and critical thinking skills.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarol McKinstry

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed OCT5ECB and OCT5ECC and enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHSOT, HZHSOB, HZHSOM, HZHSOS, HZHSOW - Bachelor Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, HMOTH, HMOTPB - Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, SZPSOT - Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHSOT, HZHSOB, HZHSOM, HZHSOS, HZHSOW, HMOTH, HMOTPB, SZPSOT.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will demonstrate comprehensive and systematic approach to applying evidence-based practice skills to answering a clinical question

Activities:
Lecture/Seminars/Tutorial
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Students will investigate, critique and synthesise evidence from a variety of sources to answer their clinical question

Activities:
Lecture/Seminars/Tutorial
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Communication (Communication)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Students will be able to articulate an in-depth knowledge specific to the topic under investigation and be able to analyse data reported in the literature to interpret the clinical significance of research findings and identify implications for practice and future research

Activities:
Seminars/Tutorials Work in progress presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

04. Students will work effectively in a team and independently to distribute workload and achieve high quality products and displayed personal responsibility in undertaking independent and group based learning.

Activities:
Independent self-directed learning, tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 10-14, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarol McKinstry

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 13
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 13 and delivered via blended.
"Block 1 - wk 11-16 Block 2 - wk 22-26"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 14
Two 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 14 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block 1 - wk 11-16 Block 2 - wk 22-26"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Evidence review (equiv to 4,000 words per group of three students)55 02, 03, 04
Search strategy report and output (equiv to 3,000 words per group of three students)25 01, 04
oral presentations (equiv to 1,500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 11-26, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJane Galvin

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 26
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via blended.
"Block 1 - wk 11-16 Block 2 - wk 22-26"

Tutorial Week: 11 - 26
Two 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Block 1 - wk 11-16 Block 2 - wk 22-26"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Evidence review (equiv to 4,000 words per group of three students)55 02, 03, 04
Search strategy report and output (equiv to 3,000 words per group of three students)25 01, 04
oral presentations (equiv to 1,500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04