Assessing Evidence for OT Practice (OCCP5207)


Knowing how to locate, understand and use evidence in occupational therapy practice is an essential skill for all practitioners functioning in interdisciplinary teams. It is also essential for practitioners to take their place as responsible members of local, national, international and professional communities of practice. In this unit of study, students will learn how to search for, appraise and summarise research evidence relevant to occupational therapy practice. Students will have the opportunity to explore an area of interest by critically examining the research and considering the application of that research in practice.

Further unit of study information


1-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial/week for 13 weeks


Critically appraised topic, part 1 (15%), critically appraised topic, part 2 (25%), critically appraised topic tutorial presentation (10%) and examination (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



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.