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 of a research question, a systematic literature review and research proposal, and any ethics applications that may be applicable to their individual research topics. Students will develop an understanding of the strengths of different research methods and be able to provide a rationale for the methodology selected for their research question. Students will effectively communicate the aims, methods and implications of their proposed research in a research proposal.

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Independent learning


written assignment (100%)


Course notes and readings provided dependent on the research methodology used

Faculty/department permission required?


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WAM of 75 or over on completion of MOT1 (FT) units also required for enrolment in this unit

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