REHA 4032 Honours Research 2

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 400946

Coordinator Caroline Mills Opens in new window

Description In this subject students will complete the significant research component of their honours study. They will build upon the skills and knowledge of research, evidence-based practice and scholarly enquiry gained in subjects completed earlier in the program. The emphasis of this subject is the completion of a supervised honours research project. Each student will work individually with their supervisor to complete the stages of data collection and data analysis and will write their results into a format suitable for submission for examination. Students will also present their final at a student conference that is at professional conference level.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Occupational Therapy

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 20cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) REHA 4031


Students must be enrolled in a health science program and studying honours as part of an embedded program of study. This subject will be specifically tailored to accommodate the program and progression requirements of such students and is not relevant as a general elective.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Implement data collection plans formulated in the previous unit, Honours Research 1 (Health Sciences)
  2. Undertake data analysis suitable for their chosen research topic
  3. Formulate and implement data management strategies and data analysis to reach research conclusions
  4. Critically discuss and present the project�fs aims, methodology, results, and conclusions in a scholarly manner
  5. Critically analyse the impact of research findings in relation to theory, practice, education and public policy
  6. Present findings at a professionally run student conference to an audience of peers, staff and professionals

Subject Content

Major content will be determined by the particular research topic being investigated.
Generic content will include:
- research design and practical implementation of research methods in health practice
- Ethical conduct of The research process
- data collection, management and analysis relevant to Project
- Critical Review and analysis of literature in relation to research findings
- implications of results for theory, practice, education, policy and future research
- Scholarly writing of The final Honours results in A format suitable for Examination
- professional conference presentation skills


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Thesis 1. Research thesis (8,000-12,000 words), OR 2. Journal article plus extended literature review (5,000-10,000 words total) suitable for examination 90 N Individual
Presentation 10 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2nd Half (2023)



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2nd Half (2024)



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