Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • About the Instructor

    • Course Description

  • 2

    Why are we here? What are doing?

    • Why are we here? What are we doing?

  • 3

    Critical Thinking

    • Critical Thinking

    • Activity 1: Critical Thinking Models

  • 4

    Sources of Information

    • Sources of Information

  • 5

    Reliable and Unreliable Information

    • Reliable and Unreliable Information

    • Activity 2: Reliability Tests

  • 6

    Putting It to Use

    • Putting It to Use: Clinical Decisions

  • 7

    Resources

    • Clarity in Chaos course handout

    • The CRAAP Test

  • 8

    Final Quiz

    • Final Quiz

Instructor(s)

Guest Instructor

Ruth Werner

Ms. Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery. Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. She was proud to serve the Massage Therapy Foundation as a Trustee from 2007 to 2017, and as President of the Foundation from 2010-2014. Ruth is an Approved Provider with the National Certifying Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (Provider # 282893-00, expires 5/23/2023) and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (# 008704-00, expires 4/18/2022).

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