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OCCP3102: Using and Generating Evidence in OT

2024 unit information

Evidence Based Practice is the cornerstone of modern service delivery approaches in all healthcare settings. In this unit of study, students will learn and apply modern approaches to Evidence Based Practice and will explore challenging questions such as, How do I integrate client centred and person directed planning approaches with concepts of Evidence Based Practice? How do I approach situations where there is limited evidence to guide my interventions? How can I establish rigorous evaluation approaches to ensure my interventions are achieving the desired outcomes, and How can I develop practice based quality improvement and research projects to help general evidence to support best practice? This unit will be delivered in block mode alongside Practice Education placements, so students will have the opportunity to use their practice based experiences to explore and apply the content of this unit in their practice.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Participation Sciences

Code OCCP3102
Academic unit Participation Sciences
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply skills in literature searching and critical appraisal tools to source and evaluate research evidence to underpin evidence-informed practice in occupational therapy
  • LO2. Describe the value of outcome measurement as a key component of evidence-informed OT practice
  • LO3. Apply appraisal tools and guidelines to intervention research and outcome measures suited to occupational therapy interventions
  • LO4. Apply modern evidence-based practice approaches, especially in the context of consumer-directed service contexts and in contexts where evidence may be limited
  • LO5. Critically evaluate and analyse approaches to outcome measurement and evaluation to ensure culturally responsive and culturally safe service delivery is supported
  • LO6. Articulate the components of program logic and apply to evaluation and outcome measurement in occupational therapy programs.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive May 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive May 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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