Project & Scholarship 1 allows the student to draw on the skills and knowledge from previous evidence-based 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 to integrate in to their project proposal.

Unit details

Study level:
Credit points:
Unit code:

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Devise a research-based 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
Project Peer review and reflective task (1000 words) 25%
Report Manual therapy research methodology and statistics (1500 words) 25%
Test Manual therapy research methodology and statistics - Quiz (1000 words) 10%
Project Research-based project outline (hurdle requirement, 2500 words) 40%
Total equivalence word equivalence is 6,000 words. 80% attendance is required for tutorials and practical classes in the osteopathic program, consistent with the requirements outlined in the AOAC accreditation documentation. The Project is a hurdle assessment and 50% constitutes a pass grade for this assessment.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.