Course Title: Apply literature research findings to clinical practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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

Joshua Davies

9925 4333

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:

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


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






Study Topic





Course content & Assessments

Trial clinical findings from primary and secondary source.





Sources of information

9:30am - 11am.  Continuing discussion on research in clinical practice.


11am - 12:30pm

Referencing & research session in Carlton Library Training Room

RMIT Carlton Library

Building 94, Level 3, 23 Cardigan St Carlton






Prepare for findings

Different types of Studies.

How best to record and interoperate data.


Prepare for presentation.

Develop tools to record findings (computer room).

Develop a sound method to apply information to treatments.  If applicable, begin findings.



Initial presentations

7min presentation.   See assessment outline.

Present in a way that makes other students want to join your study.

11 - 21

  Application & integration into myotherapy clinical practice



Evaluation of findings

10 Minute final presentation, either verbal of video.

See assessment outline



Evaluation of findings

10 Minute final presentation, either verbal of video.

See assessment outline

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

Assessment Tasks
1. Oral presentation. 1/8/16
In 7 minutes present to the class the literature findings that you will apply
You must outline:
- An overview of clinical findings.
- Where primary information was sourced.  Eg Peer reviewed journals, clinical research studies, reference texts and/or peer reviewed conference presentations.
- Where secondary information was sourced. eg Text book
- Compare and contrast primary and secondary information.
- Determine if all information is current
- Discuss the validity and credibility of the information
- How you will apply this information to your treatments

2. Application & integration into myotherapy clinical practice:
Students are required to use information from their research to assist in meeting specific client health outcomes. Specifically, students need to use the information from their research findings and integrate this into their existing treatment strategies, on a variety of age groups, cultural backgrounds, men and woman.

3. Evaluation of findings.  17/10/16 & 24/10/16
Students are required to conduct a 10 minute discussion and practical demonstration of their research findings.
This can be either:
- A verbal presentation to the class
- A video to be played in front of the class
- A combination of video and verbal presentation

Key areas that must be demonstrated:
- There must be evidence the student has applied the clinical findings (photo, video, demonstration)
- Results from clinical findings.  A neat table outlining all relevant information.
- A conclusion.  Compare results with literature findings.
- Issues.  What issues did you have with collecting the data? How could these be overcome?
- Overall, do you recommend your classmate apply the same findings in their clinical practice?

Make your presentation engaging and interesting.  A video or live demonstration will help build your presentation.
Please arrive on time to all classes.  During presentations, it’s important to listen and be polite. 

Please note that you will need to be satisfactory in all of these assessment tasks in order to achieve competency for this unit.

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)









Initial verbal presentation













Application & integration into myotherapy clinical practice












Evaluation of findings












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