Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Examine a range of research methodologies that can be undertaken in naturopathic clinical practice. These methods include case studies, case series, clinical audits, n=1 studies, practice-based surveys and whole-system research. This unit will provide an overview and the strengths and limitations of each of these methods and provide a starting point for the learner to apply these methodologies in their clinic.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of practice-based research

Topic 2: Identifying appropriate outcome measures

Topic 3: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and research ethics

Topic 4: Case studies, case series and clinical audits

Topic 5: N=1 studies, Single Case Experimental Designs (SCED) and practice-based surveys

Topic 6: Whole systems research


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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