Evidence for Practice 5, extends students' skills in statistical techniques developed in Evidence for Practice 4. Qualitative data collection methods and analysis are further explored. The students established skills in locating, retrieving and reviewing peer reviewed journal articles is enhanced through prompting them to apply these skills to specific osteopathic patient cases. Student are required to conduct an independent systematic literature search of a relevant topic and report on the process. This will prepare them for their masters project in year 4 of the osteopathy program. 

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HBS3502

Co-requisites

HBS3501 - Patient, Practitioner and Health System 5

HBS3503 - Scientific Basis for Osteopathy 5

HBS3504 - Clinical Skills 5

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Contrast parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques;  
  2. Review qualitative research data collection and analysis methods; and  
  3. Conduct a systematic literature search and report on the process undertaken  
  4. Interrogate the literature to support clinical decision making in preparation for clinical practice  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Systematic search on specified topic and reflection on process (equivalent to 2000 words) 40%
Portfolio Reflective portfolio of learning outcomes (equivalent to 1500 words) 30%
Examination 2 hour examination (equivalent to 1500 words) 30%
90% attendance is required at tutorial, practical and workshop classes in the osteopathic program (hurdle requirement) as the classes are interactive and students are able to gain formative feedback on their development in the unit.

Required reading

Students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.

SPSS version 20.0 for Windows. Analysis without Anguish 20th ed.
Coakes, S.J. (2012)
John Wiley & Sons, Australia.

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