SEARCHING AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE FOR SPORTS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

PTY5SEE

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HCSP - Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy or HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical epidemiology. The essentials.PrescribedFletcher RH, Fletcher SW, & Wagner EH 20054TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, MARYLAND USA.
ReadingsPractical evidence based physiotherapy.PrescribedHerbert R, Jamtvedt G, Birger Hagen K & Mead J 2011ELSEVIER-BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2014, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 43
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."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
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