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.

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


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 type Description Grade
Essay Peer review and reflective task (hurdle requirement) (1000 words) 25%
Project Group Research project outline (hurdle requirement) 40%
Assignment Healthcare research methodology and statistical principles of epidemiology. 35%
80% attendance is required for tutorials in the osteopathic program consistent with AOAC accreditation documentation. The project and short essay are hurdle requirements as it is impeative all students receive feedback on their project proposal and consider feedback provided, 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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