Evidence Based Practice for Osteopathy aims to contextualize the role of evidence and research in manual therapy. Students are able to investigate the applicability of qualitative and quantitative research approaches through a deeper examination of what these approaches offer. The process of research is introduced with an emphasis on ethical considerations of manual therapy research involving patients and other stakeholders.
HRE1000 - Evidence and Research
|1.||Compare quantitative and qualitative research approaches for manual therapy|
|2.||Review quantitative research designs for manual therapy|
|3.||Report on the ethical considerations of research in manual therapy|
|4.||Discriminate sources of bias that confound the interpretation of study outcomes|
|5.||Contrast the levels of evidence used to justify healthcare interventions|
|Presentation||Ten minute presentation on research design and key features of a paper||15%|
|Presentation||Ten minute presentation on ethics in research||15%|
|Report||Report on sources of bias in a paper||20%|
|Examination||Written examination (computer based)||50%|
Evidence-Based Medicine. How to Practice and Teach EBM. 5th
Straus S et al. (2018)
Designing Clinical Research 4th
Hulley SB et al. (2013)
Philadelphia: Lippincott, William & Wilkins
An ethical framework for complementary and alternative therapists 1st
Stone J (2002)
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