RESEARCH DESIGN IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

OCT5RDO

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this four-week subject, students will build on their work in earlier undergraduate research subjects, such as OCT2IEP, enabling honours students to gain advanced skills relating to academic writing and the design and conduct of research using quantitative and qualitative methodologies in occupational therapy research. Students will undertake an investigative study that can involve a clinical case study, survey, other study using a quantitative or qualitative methodology, or a theory paper. The study should have the potential to contribute to knowledge in the discipline. Students will be supervised by staff members with expertise in their area of investigation and will design and prepare an ethics proposal for a research study to be carried out in OCT5HRS. Student involvement includes attendance and participation in practical sessions, monitoring lectures and practical classes in OCT5ERA, presentation and discussion at work-in-progress seminars.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Unsworth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed OCT5ECB and OCT5ECC and enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHHOT, HZHHOB - Bachelor Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice(Honours), HMHOT, HMHOTB - Master of Occupational Therapy Practice (Honours), SZPSHO - Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice(Honours).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HZHHOT, HZHHOB - Bachelor Health Sciences and Master of Occupational Therapy Practice(Honours), HMHOT, HMHOTB - Master of Occupational Therapy Practice (Honours), SZPSHO - Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Occupational Therapy Practice(Honours).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify an appropriate methodology for a given research question

Activities:
Discussion about the research question/aims of the study with their supervisor(s)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

02. Demonstrate knowledge of research designs in relation to the study under investigation

Activities:
Discussion with supervisor(s) regarding a suitable methodology for the study and presentation of their proposal to peers seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Critically review the literature to support understanding of the study topic and the development of appropriate research question(s).

Activities:
Write Ethics Application
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Writing (Writing)

04. Explain the relevance of the study in relation to occupational therapy practice and theory

Activities:
Presentation of research proposal and write Ethics Application
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)

05. Design a study and prepare a research proposal and submit an ethics proposal

Activities:
Write Ethics Application
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)

06. Discuss research proposals with peers and supervisors at Work in Progress Seminars

Activities:
Presentation of research proposal at seminar
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)

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