ERG3901 - Bachelor thesis in occupational therapy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100

Course content

  • Research design
  • Research methodology
  • Research ethics
  • An occupational therapeutic approach
  • A systematic search for and use of research literature
  • Knowledge-based practice

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student will be able to

  • Present realistic aims for a research project
  • Explain different types of research design and research methodology
  • Have insight into ethical aspects of research issues

Skills: The student will be able to

  • Complete a major independent scientific thesis within the field of occupational therapy
  • Use principles of research methodology
  • Make use of a systematic search for scientific literature
  • Critically assess and make use of published research results that are relevant to the research question
  • Present a scientific material in a professional way through oral presentation and in a written thesis.

General competence: The student will be able to

  • Study a set topic in an in-depth way within the field of research in occupational therapy
  • Through the roles of opponent and respondent show an ability for critical assessment and the ability to argue one's own opinions
  • Use relevant professional terminology
  • Understand knowledge-based practice
  • Understand the importance of innovation and creativity

Learning methods and activities

The programme uses PBL as a pedagogical method and peer evaluations, and further lectures, seminars, being an opponent, self-study and simulation.There will be allowed for up to 6 hours of tutoring for the bachelor paper. Poster presentation of the Bachelor paper to be presented at an open Bachelor seminar.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project plan

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Occupational Therapy (BERG)

Required previous knowledge

  • ERG3021 Public health and universal design.
  • ERG3031 Occupational therapy in society.

Course materials

Bachelor in Occupational Therapy has resource literature. An overview of updated resource literature can be found in Blackboard.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Occupational Therapy
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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