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This occurrence is not offered in 2020
This course examines issues related to research in Complementary and Alternative/Integrative Medicine, including specific issues in CAM/IM research, as well as research design, data collection and data analysis, ethical issues and dissemination of results. Participants will receive individual mentoring for a research proposal of their choice.
1. Critique the strengths and weaknesses of different types of study designs as used in clinical CAM/IM research2. Develop a research question related to CAM/IM and propose a study design to answer this question3. Discuss ethical aspects of health research in relation to CAM/IM4. Conduct a systematic literature review related to CAM/IM
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Timetable 2020: This course is taught in two blocks of 3 days each. Students must attend one activity from each section.Intensive Block Course A 202022-24 July 0900-1630Venue: TBCIntensive Block Course B 202014-16 Sept 0900-1630Venue: TBCThis course may be taken by students who do not live in Christchurch however attendance at the block courses is required.
Lewith, G. T. , Jonas, Wayne B., Walach, Harald;
Clinical research in complementary therapies : principles, problems, and solutions;
Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2011 (There are no required texts for this course however the following textbook is recommended as a student resource. It is available either in a print or digital edition).
Required Reading:Each session will have assigned readings that will be referenced on LEARN, the University’s online course support website LEARN, or sourced by students from the UC library databases. Students are expected to have read these prior to each session.Additional recommended reading will be placed on the LEARN site once enrolment confirmed.Students will be required to access and download PDF files of journal articles from UC Library.
Domestic fee $2,193.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 4 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Health Sciences.