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Unit details

HSO416 - Honours Research Project

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):3
EFTSL value:0.375
Cohort rule:

This unit commences in Trimester 2 2016 and is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Unit chair:

Karen Stagnitti


All of HBS108, HSO302, HSO411



Contact hours:

4 to 5 x 2 hour seminars throughout trimester paced 3 to 4 weeks apart. Students are expected to have contact with their research project supervisor on a weekly basis throughout trimester.


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.


The Research Project aims to provide students with the opportunity to pursue, under supervision, an independent investigation and to complete a minor thesis. This unit enables the students to collect and analyse data, to complete a research project, and to present findings in oral and written forms. Students will make appropriate preparation for data collection including contact with participants as appropriate; engage in data collection, data management and analysis; reflect on their role as researchers; update the review of pertinent literature; complete their data collection and analysis, draft and finalise their thesis document.


Assessment task 1: Thesis (12 000 words) 100%

Prescribed texts

American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American psychological Association. (6th Edition) American Psychological Association: Washington

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