Course Title: Apply literature research findings to clinical practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OHTH5840C

Course Title: Apply literature research findings to clinical practice

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6135 - Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy

Course Contact: Joshua Davies

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4333

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Paul Bailey

Contact No: 9925 4333

Rm: 51.7.02

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to source and evaluate relevant information and apply findings to clinical practice.  Learners require high level knowledge of the specialised modality and its effect on a wide range of complex health conditions.  Learners are required to work independently and in groups to analyse research strategies and work on a research project.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTNUT601C Apply literature research findings to clinical practice


Access information

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Identify contemporary primary and secondary sources of information

2.2 Identify established sources of information

2.3  Collect and collate Information


apply information to treatment stragegy

Performance Criteria:


4.1 Apply information to individualised treatment strategy

4.2 Integrate information findings with existing treatment strategy

4.3  Implement relevant findings into clinical practice


Evaluate information

Performance Criteria:


3.1 Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources of information

3.2 Establish relevance of information to clinical treatment strategy within a complementary and alternative health framework

3.3 Prioritise relevant information

3.4  Correlate information findings with individual clinical case presentation


Manage information needs

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Assess currency of information

1.2 Define clinical information needs

1.3  Record information findings

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at
A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:
• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning
• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course and debate and discuss ideas
• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information
• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform
• It is strongly recommended that students partner up with fellow students in order to practice assessment, treatment and palpation techniques

Teaching Schedule


SEMESTER 2 2015.


Study Topic Content

Introduction Course content & Assessment
Referencing & research session in Carlton Library Training Room
RMIT Carlton Library
Building 94, Level 3, 23 Cardigan St Carlton

20/7/15 Sources of information Primary & secondary sources of established information
Accessing and evaluating relevant information within a myotherapy framework Posting of articles onto blackboard.
Summarising article.
Peer review on blackboard.
7/9/15  Correlate information findings with individual clinical case presentation Review & discussion of journal articles and peer review.
Mapping out a strategy to apply findings within clinic
Clinic Application & integration into clinical practice, remaining within Myotherapy scope of practice
26/10/15 Evaluation & demonstration of findings 15 Minute presentation on treatment protocols related to specific pathology that you researched
9/11/15 Evaluation & demonstration of findings 15 Minute presentation on treatment protocols related to specific pathology that you researched

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources.
Students will be provided with resources and tools for leaning in this course through myRMIT.
Readings given in class times and relevant literature as it comes to hand are important in order to maintain an up to date knowledge of the industry.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course forms part of the Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy.
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic.
Assessment is typically based around written and/or online tests, assignments, reflective journals, evidence portfolio’s, logbooks and/or practical demonstrations.
Competency based training requires the student to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
Assessment is undertaken through successful completion of all assessment activities and classroom, project & industry participation.
Assessments are spaced across the duration of the course, in order for your teacher to provide you with progressive feedback.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An RMIT assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document, the Assessment policies and procedures manual (;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).

Assessment Tasks

1. Placement of research articles onto Blackboard: Due 7 August

2. Peer review of journal articles onto Blackboard: Due 28 August

3. Application & integration into myotherapy clinical practice: During student clinic weeks 28 through to 46.

4. Evaluation of findings: 26/10/15 or 9/11/15 (2 possible presentation dates) 

Assessment Matrix



Unit Title: Apply literature research findings to clinical practice

RMIT code: OHTH5840C

National Code: HLTNUT601C

Assessment Task

Elements/ PCs

Required Knowledge (5)

Required Skills (4)

Critical aspects of evidence (5)









1 & 2. Summary & peer review research articles













3. Application & integration in clinic












4.Evaluation & demonstration of findings












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