Chiropractic, Osteopathy, and Physiotherapy: define, compare, and contrast.
The objectives of this assignment are 3 fold:
1. Better understand the Chiropractic profession
2. Improve library and information search skills
3. Discern good information from ordinary information
You are to use the resources available in the Macquarie University library to search for
information about the three professions listed in the assignment topic: Chiropractic,
Osteopathy, and Physiotherapy. You will write an essay comprised of 3 sections…
This section should begin with an introduction stating the purpose of the essay. Then, for
each profession, you are to summarise in your own words a definition based on the different
descriptions found in your searches. Additionally, you are to describe their fundamental
guiding principles (premise).
You will then compare (likenesses) and contrast (differences) Homeopathy and
Physiotherapy with Chiropractic. Again, this is accomplished by using your own words.
The reference section
Throughout sections 1 & 2 you will use the “Vancouver style” to cite the references you
selected to formulate your essay. In this section, you will list your references in accordance
with the “Vancouver” method. You will also annotate each reference with a statement of its
quality and strength of accuracy. Note: Minimum of 10. Google is not an appropriate
The essay will have a title page. The word count for sections 1 and 2 combined will be 1500-
2000 words. The font style must be Times New Roman with a font size of 12. The
Vancouver referencing style must be used.
The assignment will be submitted NO later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday the 2nd
2014. It is recommended you submit your assignment before this time and/or date. The
submission will be through a “Turnitin” link on the Unit’s iLearn page. Turnitin is a software
program that evaluates and scores a document’s originality. It will reveal plagiarism and
cheating. It will be crucial that you use your own words when writing this assignment.