SEARCHING AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE FOR SPORTS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students will develop the knowledge and skills required for evidence-based practice in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Students will develop skills in formulating answerable clinical questions, searching for the available evidence, critical appraisal of the literature and making decisions about clinical practice based on the evidence. The subject is comprised of online learning modules, resources, facilitated discussion board tasks and required readings. Students will complete a written Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) based on a sports or musculoskeletal physiotherapy problem that the student has encountered in clinical practice.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HCSP - Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy or HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Clinical epidemiology. The essentials.||Prescribed||Fletcher RH, Fletcher SW, & Wagner EH 2005||4TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, MARYLAND USA.|
|Readings||Practical evidence based physiotherapy.||Prescribed||Herbert R, Jamtvedt G, Birger Hagen K & Mead J 2011||ELSEVIER-BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN.|
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Online, 2014, All Year, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy
One 6.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online learning modules (written, lectures and tutor-facilitated discussion forums) and independent learning equivalent to six hours per week for 26 weeks."
|Hurdle tasks on Discussion Board (equiv to 500 words).||Contribution to Discussion Board tasks pertaining to formulating a research question and searching literature.||6|
|One 1,500-word assignment.||Appraisal of a study related to diagnosis.||34|
|One 3,000-word CAT assignment.||Critically Appraised Topic.||60|