Occupational Therapy

Academic Supervision

Seminar, 1.00 ECTS


Course content

The students
• learn to write abstracts in German and English for their research paper.
• are familiar with the linguistic requirements of a Bachelor's thesis.
• repeat and consolidate the formal requirements of academic writing and apply these to their own Bachelor's thesis.
• consolidate their knowledge about different research methods and/or project management in small groups.
• apply research methods and/or project management in their own Bachelor’s thesis.

Learning outcomes

In this module students apply principles of scientific methodology to a practical example. Scientific questions developed in a preparatory seminar are further explored either in a literature review, an empirical study or a project. The students are given an in-depth theoretical introduction to the use of empirical research methods or project work as well as in academic writing in support of the writing process.
Cognitive level:
The students
• develop new relevant knowledge for occupational therapy.
• can relate this new knowledge to existing knowledge.
• are familiar with literature review methods, 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 literature review methods, methods of empirical social research and/or quantitative research methods and/or project management skills for 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 according to evidence-based principles.

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.s.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Modules 1-27, especially modules 6, 11, 18, 23

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment