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HSO411 - OT Honours Proposal Ethics and Literature

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H455 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Unit chair:

Genevieve Pepin

Prerequisite:HSO302, HSO303, HSO305, HSO306
Incompatible with: HSO401


This unit provides a broad understanding of occupational therapy in research situations. Students study research methods to a level of critical analysis and begin to build in their own personal frames of reference to the Occupational Therapy research process. It covers the selection and application of OT theoretical models, the use of occupation-based processes to problem solve, articulation of occupational goals related to occupational therapy research, reflect on personal approaches to research directions using clinical reasoning, time management, needs analysis, and costing of projects. Topics addressed in this unit include selecting and applying theoretical frameworks, critiquing literature, writing a literature review, search literature for research, developing research questions, planning and documentation, the research process, occupation-based reflective processes, reasoning and practice, personal frames of reference, professional communication and teamwork, management skills and knowledge, ethical and legal contexts of research and management. Teaching methods will include PBL case learning seminars, and profession specific skill and competency development.


Assessment task 1: Ethics submission to Deakin Ethics Committee 25%. This assignment to reflect the University ethics form.

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (3000 words) 50%

Assessment task 3: Oral presentation (15 minutes and 5 minutes questions) 25%

Unit Fee Information

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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