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Honours Thesis in Chiropractic (CHI560)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 21
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The evidence based chiropractor requires clinical expertise as well as scientific knowledge and competency. This includes research methodology, clinical epidemiology, data collection, ethics, report writing, biostatistics, and knowledge dissemination. The student will develop proficiencies in these domains and their attainment will reinforce the process of clinical science, evidence based practice, and lifelong learning. Allied health has a focus on patient-centred clinical and translational research, and this unit will initiate the process of students becoming independent researchers in this area.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand research principles, organisation and planning.
2. Understand theoretical and practical aspects of research design, including use of qualitative and
quantitative approaches to research.
3. Demonstrate skills in the use of computers, databases, statistical and graphics packages for performing
research and communicating the findings.
4. Demonstrate critical appraisal skills of articles in a related filed to the thesis topic.
5. Demonstrate high quality research and writing skills in your research thesis or report including
preparation of a research protocol, data collection, results and discussion.
6. Demonstrate high quality oral communication skills in a professional environment.
Timetabled Learning Activities One-on-one meeting with supervisor two hours per week.
Assessment Assessment will comprise of 4 items.
1. Journal club presentations - 15%
2. Literature review - 15%
3. Professional plan - 15%
4. Thesis - 55%
Prerequisites Enrolment in Honours in Chiropractic.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Chiropractic Honours (BSc(Hons))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Professor Bruce Walker

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1297
e: Bruce.Walker@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.064 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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