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OCTY71-401: Health Research Design and Planning


This subject builds on the subject Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals to develop student competencies relating to research design and planning. Students will identify research methods most appropriate to their research questions and practice context, consider and submit ethics applications for review and develop research submissions for external peer review and funding consideration. Students are required to successfully complete this subject before progressing to research internships or capstone in the Master of Occupational Therapy.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,718
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,890

Learning outcomes

1. Formulate a clear research question from a practice problem.
2. Identify and select appropriate methods to investigate and resolve practice problems.
3. Critically review the literature.
4. Utilise ethical procedures in the research process.
5. Demonstrate skills in disseminating outcomes of research.
6. Plan appropriate statistical analysis or qualitative analysis methods to test research hypotheses.

Enrolment requirements

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Must be admitted into CC-63050 Master of Occupational Therapy

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

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start07/05/2018
Cancellation 1?12/05/2018
Cancellation 2?13/05/2018
Last enrolment10/05/2018
Last withdrawal?15/05/2018
Teaching census?15/05/2018