CMPL 7012 Evidence Based Practice in Chinese Medicine
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401129
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Description This unit will introduce and develop the concepts and principles of evidence-based practice as applied to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and explore specific aspects of research development. Furthermore, this unit will focus on the clinical applications of such research- based evidence and highlight integrative methods combining TCM and biomedical diagnostics and disease management. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities, practicality, and applied methodologies used in research to establish the validity and reliability of TCM theories, diagnostics and interventional techniques in addition to the appropriateness of various outcome measures for research and clinical practice. This unit will provide students with a practical skillset designed to facilitate location, evaluation, integration, and application of scientific research evidence in clinical practice whilst also preparing students for development of research proposals in subsequent units such as Research Protocol Design & Practice.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Traditional Chinese Medicine
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in 4716 - Master of Chinese Medicine, 4675 - Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or 4678 - Master of Health Science (Acupuncture)
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Integrate knowledge from both biomedicine and TCM in the diagnosis and treatment of different diseases.
- Describe the attempts and uses of modern technology and scientific research methods to establish the validity and/or reliability of TCM theory, diagnosis and treatments.
- Identify research designs and data analysis techniques that can be used in TCM research.
- Analyse the complexities associated with the application of scientific research methods to TCM.
- Identify and select outcome measures that can be used in TCM research and clinical practice.
- Outline a research proposal that is suitable for submission for university ethics approval committee.
- Outline key issues in developing an evidence base for TCM.
- Identify key issues in applying TCM evidence to clinical practice.
1. The historical and contemporary evidence bases of TCM and their influence on TCM practice.
2. Integration of biomedicine (including diagnostics and disease management) and TCM.
3. Epidemiological research methods applied to TCM.
4. Quantitative and qualitative research methods in TCM research.
- Overview of Critical Appraisal.
- Overview of Basic biostatistics
- application in TCM clinical practice.
5. Relevant computer skills.
- database searching.
- Compiling literature database.
6. Integrating and prioritising clinical information in TCM.
7. Progression and current state of TCM Research.
- diagnostic techniques.
- clinical intervention.
8. Outcome measures for use in TCM research and clinical practice.
9. Future directions of TCM research.
- emergence of new paradigms in relation to TCM research
- Developments in TCM research methodology and techniques
- integration of technological advancements into TCM research
10. Guidelines for preparation of a research proposal adequate for ethics submission.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Prepare a literature review in relation to a chosen research topic||2,500 words||40||N||Individual|
|Research Proposal and Protocol||2,500 words||40||N||Individual|
|Participate online in critical appraisal of research topics through vUWS||Ongoing from week 2 up to week 13||10||N||Individual|
|Prepare a summary powerpoint presentation in relation to Assessment Item 2||10||N||Individual|
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