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OCTY71-404: Capstone Research Project


In this subject you will conduct a capstone research project with an industry partner. Although each project may differ depending on the needs of the industry partner, capstone research projects will typically utilise research as well as business frameworks to systematically evaluate health or social care service provision. The findings may be suitable for publication (if ethical approval is sought) or alternatively may result in a report for industry in-confidence. Through the project you will integrate your knowledge and skills from previous occupational therapy, research and business subjects. In order to facilitate your development and the conduct of your project, you will take part in a community of practice with your fellow scholars and the Subject Coordinator. You will meet on a weekly basis to discuss key issues and findings, and develop focussed skills and knowledge of relevance to the group.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860

Learning outcomes

1. Conduct an advanced examination of the health and social care literature in a focussed topic area. 2. Critically analyse and synthesise the literature on a focussed topic. 3. Act ethically and professionally in collaboration with an industry partner. 4. Apply project management principles to conduct a capstone research project with a high level of autonomy and accountability. 5. Apply research principles to a capstone research project. 6. Apply business principles to a capstone research project. 7. Disseminate research findings in a variety of fora.

Enrolment requirements

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There are no co-requisites.

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022