Evidence for practice 7 allows the student to draw on the skills and knowledge from previous evidence for practice units to create a project outline in an area of interest to them and one that is also relevant to the osteopathic profession. Students will be able to interpret and discuss the application of contemporary statistical techniques relevant to manual therapy.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
HMH7901

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the HBSO Bachelor of Science (Clinical Sciences) course

Co-requisites

HMH7101 - Patient, Practitioner and Health System 7

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Devise a research project outline with rationale and background information relevant to osteopathic practice;  
  2. Propose and justify sound statistical or analytical methods in the context of a research project proposal;  
  3. Critically evaluate peer research project plans with students and academic staff; and  
  4. Identify and critically appraise the ethical and methodological issues related to the conduct of the proposed research project plan.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Essay Peer review and reflective task (hurdle requirement) (1000 words) 25%
Project Research project outline (hurdle requirement) 40%
Examination Manual therapy research methodology and statistics. 35%
90% attendance is required for tutorials in the osteopathic program consistent with AOAC accreditation documentation. The project and short essay are hurdle requirements, as such a minimum pass grade is required to satisfactorily complete the unit overall. A minimum of 50% constitutes a pass grade for these assessments.

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