Course Title: Conduct research relating to Myotherapy clinical practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

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

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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:

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 above 

Details of Learning Activities

There will be 1 three hour class in semester 2 delivered face-to-face. Students are also required to work on their own to conduct their research projects to meet the requirements of the assessment tasks.

Teaching Schedule


SEMESTER 1, 2018                              Wednesday 9:30am – 12:30pm


Class Topics and Assessments

7th Feb

Intro to Research articles, Library visit on “How to conduct research”

14th Feb

Tendinopathy (Tendinosis vs. Tendinitis)

21st Feb

Foam rolling

28th Feb

Dry Needling – Posterior Shoulder

7th March

Dry Needling – Lateral elbow

14th March

Dry Needling - Multifidus

21st March

Dry Needling – Gluteal muscles

28th March


4th April


11th April

Assessment 1 – Initial Verbal Research Presentation

18th April

Assessment 1 – Initial Verbal Research Presentation

25th April


2nd May

Posterior, Lateral and Anterior Hip Pain

9th May

Posterior, Lateral and Anterior Hip Pain

16th May

Article – Somatic Pain and Fibromyalgia

23rd May

Dry Needling - Hamstring

30st May

Dry Needling – Heel pain

6th June

Assessment 2 – Conclusion and Evaluation of Research

13th June

Assessment 2 – Conclusion and Evaluation of Research

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment


 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 Tasks

1. Initial Verbal Research Presentation. 11/04/18 & 18/04/18
In 10 minutes present to the class the literature findings that you will apply to your own research project.  You are required to collect and analyse 2 pieces of research that directly relate to your chosen research topic that will directly relate to Myotherapy practice.


2.  Conclusion and Evaluation of Research.  6/06/18 & 13/06/18
Students are required to conduct a 15 minute discussion and practical demonstration of their research findings.
This can be either: a video or live presentation.

Assessment Matrix

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