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HSO302 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice 1

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit chair:

Danielle Hitch


HBS108 and HSO208



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour online seminar per week. Other synchronous online learning activities include library seminar and Q & A sessions


^Students enrol as Cloud (online) students; however there are significant campus requirements


In this unit students will be introduced to the fundamentals of research design, methods and approaches. It builds on previous learning in HBS108 to enable the research of occupational performance issues. It covers qualitative, quantitative and critical methods; developing research proposals; understanding environmental contexts in which research occurs and occupational performance issues in a research framework. Topics to be addressed include: formulating research questions, understanding research methods and design, collecting and generating data, analysis of statistics, outcomes, evidence and reporting; collaborative and participatory approaches to research. Teaching methods will include online modules and three 2 hour seminars spread across the trimester.


Assessment task 1: SWOT Analysis of Evidence Based Practice (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 2: Seminar quizzes 15%

Assessment task 3: Case study (2500 words) 50%

Prescribed texts

McKendry, S. (2015). Critical thinking skills for healthcare. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1-1387-8752-0

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