Research Elective Independent Study (OCCP5145)


Students will undertake a supervised research project in an area relevant to the discipline of occupational therapy. This unit is designed to assist students with the development and completion of an independent research study usually in the form of a structured / focused literature review on a specific topic. Students will develop an understanding of the strengths of different evidence relating to their topic and will develop their skills in critical review. Students will effectively communicate the aims, methods, findings and implications of their project in a written assignment.

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Independent learning


written assignment (100%)


Course notes and readings provided dependent on the research topic

Faculty/department permission required?


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Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.