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Assessing Evidence for OT Practice - OCCP5207

Year - 2020

Knowing how to locate, understand and use evidence in occupational therapy (OT) practice is an essential skill for all OTs. It is also essential for OTs 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 diverse areas of OT practice by critically examining the research and considering the application of that research in practice.

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

Clinical Case-study One (35%); Journal Club Clinical Case Study (30%) 2 hour end of semester examination (35%); Continuing Professional Development Learning Contract ¿ information searching skills (zero %); Tutorial Attendance (minimum 10 tutorials)

Hoffman, T., Bennett, S., Del Mar, C. (2017). Evidence-based practice across the health professions. Third Edition. Elsevier. Paperback: ISBN 9780729542555. E-book: ISBN 9780729586085

Assumed knowledge
Research Methods




Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Occupational Therapy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Anne Cusick
HECS Band: 2
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