CLINICALLY APPLIED RESEARCH IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

POR4CAR

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop foundation skills necessary to plan simple research projects in prosthetics and orthotics clinical practice. Discrete project parts are emphasised including: justification, aims, method, data presentation, interpretation and ethics. Through both independent and facilitated learning, students have the opportunity to develop their ability to: write well evidenced arguments, consider a range of basic research designs common to prosthetics and orthotics, understand different data types and measurement scales, select basic statistical tests, present data and draw logical interpretations. These skills are designed to establish a strong foundation for future subjects and independent work in future practice.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoundations of clinical research: applications to practiceRecommendedPortney, L. G. and Watkins M. P.3RD EDN. PEARSON PRENTICE HALL
ReadingsResearch methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practiceRecommendedLiamputtong, P (ed)ELSEVIER, MELBOURNE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1200-word assignment30
One 1200-word project30
One 700-word class test20
One 700-word data analysis project20