Equips students with the knowledge and skills to identify and address significant questions concerning occupational therapy practice. Develops competencies in generating practice-based evidence in order to better address the occupational performance needs of a variety of population groups and to guide assessment, intervention, policy development and clinical decision making.
- Evaluation in the context of research, quality improvement, accreditation standards, clinical risk and safety, provision of services, needs analysis, assessment, research and policy development
- Researching and critically evaluating the empirical literature
- Research writing and communication skills
- Paradigmatic frameworks of research
- Methodology and research design
- Approaches to data analysis
- Understanding and responding to the values and beliefs of key stakeholders and professional ethics in the design and conduct of practice-based research
- Research and evaluation infrastructure
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||conceptualise and prioritise questions of critical concern to professional practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||comprehensively investigate research literature in order to understand and critically evaluate a topic of clinical interest||Intellectual rigour|
|3||identify and defend a coherent framework for the conduct of evaluation||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||design a well integrated, effective, coherent and comprehensive methodological approach to addressing questions of critical concern||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||identify, respect and address the values and beliefs of all stakeholders in the design and implementation of an evaluation that is consistent with professional standards of ethical conduct||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|6||prepare an evaluation proposal which is succinct, logical, unambiguous, compelling and well written and researched.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||evaluate research proposals and reports of professional peers consistent with peer review guidelines employed by academic journals and scholars in occupational therapy.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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