ERG3901 - Bachelor thesis in occupational therapy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 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. Two hours of the total time of tutoring are compulsory.
Poster presentation of the Bachelor paper to be presented at an open Bachelor seminar

Mandatory requirements:
Approved project plan for the Bachelor paper
Being an opponent/respondent
2 obligatory tutor sessions

Consequences of not meeting the work arrangements are that the Bachelor thesis cannot be handed in

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved assignement

Further on evaluation

A home exam in groups of 2-3 students followed by an individual oral examination. Students can apply for writing individually. The written thesis must be awarded a passing grade in order to have the oral examination. The written paper will give a preliminary letter grade. Following the oral examination the grade can be up- or downgraded by up to 2 grades. Both the written and thee oral parts must be awarded passing grades before the final grade can be awarded.If the students at the individual oral examination cannot give an independent individual reflection about the thesis content and organization, the performance will be assessed as non-passed/failed.

Re-sit examination:
In case of failing the exam, the student will be able to hand in an improved version of the thesis for a re-sit within the end of the following term. This may be a thesis written by a single student. Up to 3 hours of tutoring will be awarded for the re-sit. The student must have a new oral examination based on the improved thesis.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 on the homepages of the university.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Health Sciences Gjøvik



Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
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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