Student Attainment Objectives: Strand #4
Research is an essential component of the Occupational Therapy curriculum at Salem State and is incorporated into each of the 10 courses throughout the program. Students will present a research paper or project at a student conference that will be held as part of their occupational therapy capstone course.
The research component of the program will provide students with a general understanding of:
- How the research process works
- The components of research
- How to implement a basic research design
- Comprehend the relevance of research in occupational therapy practice
Upon completion of the Salem State College Occupational Therapy Program students and be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to find and utilize appropriate national and international resources and professional literature for occupational therapy practice.
- Utilize and integrate their knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research designs to understand, create and critique beginning level research studies.
- Produce scholarly papers related to examples of scientific investigations or inquiry in occupational therapy practice settings.
- Understand the importance of research to the application of evidence-based intervention planning and practice.
- Students will actively participate in various professional settings that promote scholarly activities that contribute to the profession.
- Students will present a scholarly research project that meets the required components for publication.
- Critique and apply research findings to the practice of occupational therapy.