Core Module Information
Module title: Occupational Therapy Dissertation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: HSC11134
Module leader: Julia Sterman
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module offers the student an opportunity to lead and conduct a detailed research study in a topic relevant to occupational therapy. Building on the research protocol submitted in year 1, this module involves collation and critical evaluation of primary or secondary data, discussion and conclusion of findings, including a reflection on the research limitations, culminating in presentation and synthesise of evidence-based arguments to inform occupational therapy practice, education or policy. The module submission will be in a format analogous to a research paper, developing the skills required to synthesise the work to the scope and length of a potential publication (British Journal of Occupational Therapists) facilitates the student to meet all the learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Implement appropriate research methodology and methods relating to a defined question related to occupational therapy.

LO2: Collect, synthesise and critically evaluate data relating to a defined question.

LO3: Critique the data collected in relation to the occupational therapy and wider evidence base.

LO4: Justify conclusions, implications for occupational therapy practice and areas for further research.

LO5: Critically reflect on the research process undertaken and identify strengths and areas for development.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elizabeth Anne McKay
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 10
Face To Face Seminar 15
Face To Face Tutorial 5
Online Guided independent study 370
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period , WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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