Course Title: Conduct research relating to Myotherapy clinical practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: OHTH5966

Course Title: Conduct research relating to Myotherapy clinical practice

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6159 - 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: 70

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source and evaluate relevant research information and apply their findings to a myotherapy clinical practice

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21880 Conduct research relating to Myotherapy clinical practice


Apply research findings to clinical practice

Performance Criteria:


3.1 Research conclusions are employed to identify potential areas for improvement in current practice

3.2 Information findings are correlated with individual clinical case presentation to determine potential application in treatment

3.3 Improvements in clinical practice are implemented based on the research evidence and anticipated outcomes are assessed

3.4 Clinical issues that may require further research are identified


Collect and analyse research information

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Research information is collected and collated for analysis

2.2 Scholarly and non-scholarly sources of information are compared, contrasted and prioritised

2.3 The research methods, strength, relevance, reliability and currency of the information is assessed in the context of myotherapy practice

2.4 Relevance of the research information to clinical treatment strategies within a myotherapy framework is critically evaluated


Plan research activities relating to myotherapy practice

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Research opportunities with the potential to support and improve the myotherapy practice are identified

1.2 The clinical objectives of the research activity are clarified

1.3 Established sources of relevant and credible research information are ascertained

1.4 Scholarly and non-scholarly sources of contemporary information are distinguished

1.5 Efficient research process for gathering the required information are selected

Learning Outcomes

See elements of competency 

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.


Discuss types of pathologies and trials that can be used for assessment. 




Sources of information

9:30am - 12:30am.  

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 and disscuss best way to record.

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



Initial presentations

10min presentation.   See assessment outline.

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

5 - 16

 2/8/17 - 25/10/17 Application & integration into myotherapy clinical practice



Evaluation of findings


15 Minute final presentation, either verbal of video.

See assessment outline



Evaluation of findings

15 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 may consist of written tests, in class activities, presentations & written reports.


Assessment Tasks


Task 1: Verbal Pre-research presentation 

Task 2: Video essay of research outcomes 


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Mapping Matrix




Performance Criteria Covered

Verbal Pre-research presentation

Video essay of research outcomes































Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks
1. Oral presentation. 26/7/17
In 10 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.  1/11/17 & 8/11/17
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


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