This is an advanced active research course where you will participate and contribute to an innovation project in the field of occupational therapy. You will directly apply in-class learning around innovation and project management to a collaborative practicum project addressing a professional, clinical or practice issue. This will be an exciting space to progress your understanding of evidence, research principles and methods.
|Laboratory 1 – Large group workshop laboratory||4hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Small group tutorial - face to face on campus part 1 of 2||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – Small group tutorial - face to face on-campus part 2 of 2||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Independent Study/Research – Research activities conducted in groups to complete project||8hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Seminar – Honours conference||8hrs||Week 10||Once Only|
Small-scale applied workplace-based research
Project management and planning
Reading for research, other types of literature review
Project management tools - Gannt charts, audit trails, journaling
Gathering existing and primary data
Exploring Visual communication
Ethics and ethical conduct, and data management
Task 2 poster preparation
Data analysis and presentation of findings
Creating digital resources - infographics, posters, videos
Writing a report: discussion, limitations, executive summary
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd|
|1||Gather, critique, consolidate, synthesise and report data from a range of sources (including research and stakeholder consultation).||Creative and critical thinker||
2.1, 2.3, 2.8, 3.14
|2||Discuss and make judgements on implications for occupational therapy and identify the limitations of the project based on advanced theoretical knowledge in an area of occupational therapy||Creative and critical thinker||
1.10, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.8, 3.10, 3.11, 3.14
|3||Adhere to set timelines, demonstrate responsibility and autonomy by executing and presenting a group innovation project.||Engaged||
1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14
|4||Communicate the project, its development, and selected evaluation to a professional audience in oral and written formats.||Empowered||
4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11
|Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd|
|1.1||Complies with the OTBA standards, guidelines and code of conduct|
|1.3||Maintains professional boundaries in all client and professional relationships|
|1.4||Recognises and manages conflicts of interest in all client and professional relationships|
|1.10||Practices within limits of her/his own level of competence and expertise.|
|1.11||Maintains professional competence and adapts to change in practice contexts.|
|1.12||Identifies and uses relevant professional and operational support and supervision.|
|1.13||Manages resources, time and workload accountably and effectively.|
|1.14||Recognises and manages her/his own physical and mental health for safe, professional practice.|
|2.1||Applies current and evidence informed knowledge of occupational therapy and other appropriate and relevant theory in practice.|
|2.2||Applies theory and frameworks of occupation to professional practice and decision-making.|
|2.3||Identifies and applies best available evidence in professional practice and decision-making.|
|2.8||Reflects on practice to inform current and future reasoning and decision-making and the integration of theory and evidence into practice.|
|3.10||Reviews, evaluates and modifies plans, goals and interventions with the client and relevant others to enhance or achieve client outcomes.|
|3.11||Evaluates client and service outcomes to inform future practice.|
|3.14||Contributes to quality improvement and service development.|
|4.1||Communicates openly, respectfully and effectively.|
|4.2||Adapts written, verbal and non-verbal communication appropriate to the client and practice context.|
|4.5||Complies with legal and procedural requirements for the responsible and accurate documentation, sharing and storage of professional information and records of practice.|
|4.6||Maintains contemporaneous, accurate and complete records of practice.|
|4.7||Obtains informed consent for practice and information-sharing from the client or legal guardian.|
|4.8||Maintains professional collaborative relationships with clients, health professionals and relevant others.|
|4.9||Uses effective communication skills to initiate and end relationships with clients and relevant others.|
|4.10||Seeks and responds to feedback, modifying communication and/or practice accordingly.|
|4.11||Identifies and articulates the rationale for practice to clients and relevant others.|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
(OCC442 or OCC452) and OCC401 and enrolled in Program SC440 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) - project pathway
You will have acquired knowledge, skills and experience in planning and conducting a research-informed project from OCC302, OCC442 or OCC452.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Weekly feedback will be provided to all students in their groups during tutorials from week 3.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
Formative -5-10 sources 2000 words.
|Week 4||In Class|
No defined length - depends on group topic
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|All||2||Oral and Written Piece||Group||30%||
Poster: 800 word equivalent, Oral: 2 mins approx.
|Week 10||In Class|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
15 mins approx.
|Exam Period||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1a:Annotated bibliography|
The purpose of this task is to immerse you in research in the field of occupational therapy, allowing you to consolidate, synthesise and critique literature relevant to your innovation project.
The topic of your annotated bibliography will be negotiated with your group members to ensure an independent and useful investigation. The annotated bibliography should be 2000 words in length. The bibliography will include approximately 5 to 10 sources including a minimum of 5 peer reviewed journal articles. The annotated bibliography should include the following: 1) Overview (approximately 200 words) a) Introduce your research area and how it informs the overarching group project b) Identify the specific research question explored in this bibliography 2) Citations and annotations Provide the full citation (not included in word count) and corresponding annotation below. Arrange the citations in alphabetical order. For each resource write a brief annotation of 100- 150 words. This includes: a) identification of the key concepts and supporting evidence b) appraisal of quality c) relevance to the group project You must NOT directly quote from any text from a source in this assessment task. 3) Summary (approximately 300 words) a) Confirm the research you are exploring. b) Provide a summary of the key concepts and available evidence and apply these to the overarching group project. 4) Appendices (not include in word count) a) Appendix A: Reference list using APA 6th referencing style b) Appendix B: A copy of the search strings used to retrieve the papers included in the bibliography
|All - Assessment Task 1b:Annotated bibliography - group|
To collaboratively collect and critique literature to inform the group project
Students to share with tutors during tutorials as required for feedback over weeks 5-12. The format of the group annotated bibliography will be decided by the group. The annotated bibliography has no target length. The bibliography will include a variety of sources including peer-reviewed journal articles. The annotated bibliography should include the following:1.The research question on which the annotated bibliography is based; 2.The bibliographic information;3.The annotation which summarises the source and appraises the quality of the reference as well as its relevance to the group innovation project.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Innovation Project Poster Presentation|
The goal of the group poster presentation is for you to communicate your project development to an audience of industry professionals.
|Product:||Oral and Written Piece|
Submit: 1 copy per group as per instructions on Canvas submitted on Canvas. Group oral presentation at USC Occupational Therapy Honours Conference. Length: Poster - 800 word equivalence. Oral Explanation - approximately 2 minutes Your poster should include the following key information: Rationale, background literature and/or review of current practice Description of innovation Proposed evaluation methods Only ONE poster submission per group. Each team member will need to retain a copy of the poster for their own future reference and use in Task 4. Your posters will be displayed for an audience of professionals during a Honours Conference. The group will need to provide a prepared 2-minute verbal synopsis of the project overview of their project and field at least one question related to the project during the poster sessions at the honours conference. An opportunity to present draft posters for peer feedback will be provided in tutorials.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Innovation Project Report|
This task provides you with the opportunity to develop transferable skills in critical thinking, communication and team work. Additionally, executing and presenting a group innovation project will demonstrate responsibility and autonomy in learning
Your project report will include the following sections: Executive summary Project rationale and its relevance to occupational therapy Integrated literature review Detailed project innovation description Project outcomes and evaluation methods Project limitations Discussion Conclusion Detailed Gantt chart reporting on project development and projected future plans (if relevant) Proposed budget Acknowledgement of contributions Appendices (if required) 7000 words NOT including tables, figures, acknowledgements, appendices and reference lists. Only ONE project report per group is expected to be submitted. Each team member will need to retain a copy of the report for their own future reference and use in Task 4.
|All - Assessment Task 4:Innovation Project Oral Defence|
The goal of this assessment item is to give you an opportunity to communicate an overview of your group innovation project and provide informed responses, generated from your individual participation in this task.
Submit: Week 15 Individual oral task of 10 minutes in length (approximately). Some of the key aspects covered will be: Detailed explanation of your contribution to the group innovation project Individual responses to question/s about an aspect of your innovation project. You will need to access your own copy of the group project report and digital poster to refer to throughout your responses.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Zina O'Leary,Jennifer S. Hunt||2016||Workplace Research||n/a||Sage Publications Limited|
You will need to wear your fieldwork uniform whenever you are engaging in fieldwork (unless otherwise directed by your industry contact).
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