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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)|
This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
1 x 3 hour Seminar A and 1 x 2.5 hour Seminar B per week
|Note: This unit is taught intensively for 5 weeks.|
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
This unit links occupational therapy research and practice. It emphasises accountability in practice and the application of research findings to intervention. Topics addressed in the unit include different ways of knowing; understanding and applying research approaches; personal and professional accountability; documenting and evaluating professional evidence; critical analysis of research findings; reporting and presenting; considering clinical effectiveness versus cost effectiveness; knowledge generation, quality assurance and use of clinical pathways. Students will learn how to articulate evidence-based questions, search for evidence using library databases and critically appraise research data from the perspective of clinical effectiveness and rigor of research approach. Students will also research and present current best practice information relating to occupational therapy in various practice settings and will report their findings about approaches used in specific case scenarios. Teaching methods will include evidence-based practice resource seminars, computer-based seminars and will also draw on experiential learning in fieldwork.
Assessment task 1: Oral Presentation 15%
Assessment task 2: Literature review (2000 words) 50%
Assessment task 3: EBP case report (1000 words) 35%
Law, M. & MacDermid, J. (2014). (Ed.) Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: A Guide to Practice (3rd ed). Thoroughfare: SLACK.
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