HSO302 - Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice


2022 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 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy


HBS108 and HSO208



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 hours of campus contact 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.

Unit Fee Information

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