Course Title: Apply literature research findings to clinical practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: OHTH5506C
Course Title: Apply literature research findings to clinical practice
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6094 - Advanced Diploma of Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
Course Contact: Jeremy Sager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4294
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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:
HLTNUT601B Apply literature research findings to clinical practice
1. Manage information needs
1.1 Assess currency of information
1.2 Define clinical informatin needs.
1.3 Record information findings.
2. Access information
2.1 Identify contemporary primary and secondary sources of information .
2.2 Identify established sources of information.
2.3 Collect and collate information.
3. Evaluate information
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 informaton findings with individual clinical case presentation.
4. Apply information to treatment strategy
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.
Details of Learning Activities
In this course you will learn through the following activities:
- Face to face teaching: to obtain an understanding of basic concepts of ’research process’ and ’research planning’.
- Library visits and literature review: to access up-to-date information on relevant medical, allied health and complementary medicine research.
- Personal reading: to learn how to critically evaluate and interpret the information and to reinforce your understanding of research principles and applications, a range of research issues and their uses.
- Group work and peer facilitation: to enhance a further understanding of reserch processes and planning and apply informaton to treatment strategy.
Week 1:Review: Definitions; Critical evaluation; Research Process and Planning
Discussion: Review questions; Requirements for assessment tasks
"Literature search and Evaluation of resarch" Assessment task begins
Library visit; work in groups: (Search literature ; Literature review; • Review Referencing and Plagiarism )
Worksheet and Case study: Class activity - a part of ’assessment’ (Attendance is Compulsory)
Literature search and Evaluation of resarch" Finalise group tasks
Week 6 & 7
Group research project begins
Group work: Prepare draft proposal
Submission of research plan; Discussion on tasks
Week 13 & 14
Summarise ‘literature review’ and ‘data collection methods’
Submission of a hard copy of week 13 & 14 work
Group work: Analysis of the collected data
Hand in collected data
Week 1: Discussion on the "report"
Week 2: Class presentation
Week 3: Hand in the research report
There is no prescribed text for this subject but the recommended book list is attached for further reading.
Polgar, S., & Thomas, S.A. (2008). Introduction to research in the Health Sciences. Churchill Livingstone
Peat, J., Mellis, C., Williams, K., & Xuan, W. (2001). Health Science Research. Allen & Unwin, Australia
- Field, Tiffany, (2006) .Massage Therapy Research.Churchill Livingstone
- Baumgartner, T.A., & Hensley, L.D. (2006). Conducting and reading research in health and human performance. McGraw Hill
- Hymel, G.M. (2006). Research Methods for Massage and Holistic Therapies. Mosby
- Online material: Distributed Learning System DLS) website: Reserch Methods 2, RMIT University. http://www.rmit.edu.au
Overview of Assessment
Assessment for this course forms part of the Advanced Diploma Remedial Massage (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 (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) 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 (http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc).
Semester 1:Assessment will be based on one class activity and one class presentation of research literature review.
Semester 2: Assessment will be based on a major research project.
Each assessment task specifically relates to demonstration of understanding, knowledge, skills and/or attitudes relevant to the elements of the competency listed above.
1) Failure to sit for assessment requires a medical doctor’s certificate to be shown to the teacher and then to the Program Coordinator. Any missed assessment is deemed not yet competent.
2) Dates of assessments are listed in the ‘learning schedule’.
You will need to demonstrate competency in all of these assessment tasks in order to achieve competency for this subject.
- Competent (CA)
- Not yet Competent (NYC)
3) Please refer to RMIT assessment guidelines for any other information
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