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HSO302 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice 1

Unit details

Year2016 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



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour cloud (online) learning session and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


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 weekly seminars and self-directed learning activities.


Assessment task 1: 4 cloud (online) quizzes 10%
Assessment task 2: Literature critique (1000 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Preparation of a research proposal (2200 words) 60%

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