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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2010 (Day)


For OCC4091, students will spend up to two days per week in a community-based organisation where the research proposal developed in OCC3072 will be implemented. This will involve students undertaking a research project, collecting data, analysing data, writing up results and contextualising the results in relation to pertinent literature and professional practice context. This will provide the context for students to apply and consolidate advanced research methodology.


On completion of this unit, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. demonstrate the relevance of research in occupational therapy practice;
  2. describe, demonstrate and apply quantitative research strategies and/or qualitative research methodologies relevant to health professional practices;
  3. describe and demonstrate quantitative and/or qualitative research designs related to completion of honours thesis;
  4. demonstrate ability to implement a research proposal, collect data, analyse data, write up results and discuss results in the context of published literature, theory and professional practice;
  5. demonstrate understanding of the structure needed to write a research report;
  6. demonstrate ability to integrate, compare and contrast research findings with current literature in the form of a discussion; and
  7. demonstrate ability to present research findings in a public forum.


Research thesis (10000 to 12000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Primrose Lentin


OCC3072, SWK3230