Not currently available in 2020
Explores the relationship between translational science and clinical practice in naturopathic medicine. Students undertake a critical investigation of traditional knowledge, translational science and evidence-based-practice. This is then applied to a critical appraisal of how it plays out in professional contexts including: clinical practice, pharmacy, manufacturing, research, public health and policy.
Topic 1: Naturopathic traditional knowledge and scientific empiricism
Topic 2: Translational science (to translate scientific and traditional knowledge into evidenced-based practice)
Topic 3: Effectively integrating scientific knowledge and tradition in naturopathic practice
Topic 4: Scientific and pseudoscientific critique of naturopathy and other traditional health approaches
Topic 5: Cultural, legal, ethical and global implications in naturopathic practice
Topic 6: Critical appraisal of the influences and implications for professional practice contexts
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||define the role of traditional knowledge within naturopathic practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||reflect and explain the relevance of translating knowledge into naturopathic practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate a deep understanding of the application and limitations of empiricism in naturopathic practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||critically describe the implications of cultural, legal, ethical and global factors involved in the application of health care at the intercept between translational science, naturopathic theory and clinical practice||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||apply the practical understanding of the intercept between translational science and naturopathic medicine||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||discuss the issues involved in the application of health care at the intercept between translational science and naturopathic medicine||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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