HSO302 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice


2024 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 H355

HBS108 and HSO208

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

On-campus learning activities: 1.5 hours per week for 11 weeks.
Online interactive learning activities: 1.5 hours per week for 11 weeks

In-person attendance requirements

1.5 hours per week for 11 weeks.


In this unit students will revise and extend their understanding of the fundamentals of evidence-based practice and research methods, and apply these to occupational therapy practice. The unit builds on previous learning in HBS108 to enable the research of occupational therapy issues. 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 and reporting and presenting research information. Students will refine their skills in articulating evidence-based questions, searching for evidence using library databases and critically appraising research data. 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 online modules.

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