Occupational Therapy

Bachelor’s Thesis 2/Seminar

Seminar, 6.00 ECTS


Course content

The students
• expand their competences with the aim to independently explore, interpret and discuss the data generated on questions relevant to occupational therapy based on and related to the first Bachelor's thesis.
• can prepare a concept for answering a relevant question from the field of occupational therapy.
• receive academic supervision and support throughout their Bachelor’s thesis.
• critically discuss their considerations, approaches and conclusions in terms of the research question, results and presentation, thus promoting the academic development process.
• can put scientific findings and phenomena to use for professional and scientific development

Learning outcomes

In this module students apply principles of scientific methodology to a practical example. Open questions from the first Bachelor’s thesis are refined and empirically investigated or further explored as part of a project. The students are given an in-depth introduction to the use of empirical research methods or project work.
Cognitive level:
The students
• develop new relevant knowledge for occupational therapy.
• can relate this new knowledge to existing knowledge.
• are familiar with methods of empirical social research, quantitative research methods and methods of project management.
• are aware of the ethical challenges.
Psychomotor level:
The students
• formulate a research question and hypothesis relevant to occupational therapy.
• undertake their research in accordance with ethical principles
• apply methods of empirical social research and/or quantitative research methods and/or project management skills in data generation.
• analyse the data obtained and relate them to existing findings and the relevant research question.
• can compile and present the data obtained.
• can draw conclusions from the previous working steps and critically examine these steps and the approach taken.
• can put scientific findings and phenomena to use for professional and scientific development.
• can present the entire research process in an appropriate academic form.
Affective level:
The students
• experience themselves in the role of an occupational therapist implementing a research theme based on evidence.

Contribution to the acquisition of competences according to FH-MTD-AV Annex 5, 8 und 9: WK 1-4; SKS 2, SKS 7-8

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Modules 1-32, especially module 6, 11, 19, 28

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment