This unit provides students with the opportunity to further extend their developing skills in searching, locating and reviewing literature relevant to osteopathic practice by introducing them to the process of critical appraisal. Students will work collaboratively with student peers on a systematic search and literature review assignment that requires them to conduct and justify the process and their findings of qualitative/quantitative systematic literature search on a topic relevant to osteopathy. Students will appraise statistical methods used in the health sciences to further develop their understanding of the critical appraisal process. This unit consolidates the students’ knowledge of scholarly literature, research processes and evidence relevant to their chosen profession osteopathy, preparing them for entry into the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy).
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The online quiz tests students understanding and application of basic statistical tests. The report assesses students understanding and application of critical appraisal of a journal article. The infographic allows students to apply and communicate their knowledge of statistics in selected research papers. The group presentation assesses this previous learning by presenting a literature search of a relevant topic with critical appraisal.
Students will be provided with an up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):