APPLIED CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

POR3ACR

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop the skills to become well-informed consumers of basic research in prosthetics and orthotics. Through both independent and facilitated learning, students will develop an understanding of: common research designs, different types of data and measurement scales, basic statistical tests as well as the ability to interpret data from graphs and tables. These skills provide students with the ability to read, understand and critically appraise a wide range of contemporary research and make well-informed judgments about the trustworthiness of basic research in prosthetics and orthotics. Students will also learn to synthesise and translate the findings of basic research into clinical practice. In an era of evidence based practice, these skills are important for the day-to-day practice of contemporary clinicians. By developing well-informed consumers of basic research, we hope that prosthetists and orthotists can fulfil their responsibilities as providers of well-evidence prosthetic and orthotic treatment as well as advocate for change to healthcare policy into the future.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HZPOTC and have passed HLT2IEP OR Must be enrolled in HMCPO.

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 Clinical PracticeRecommendedPortney L and Waktins M.Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be a knowledgeable consumer of prosthetic and orthotic research

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, independent learning activity related to enquiry (e.g., journal article reading)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Synthesise findings from basic research in prosthetics and orthotics

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, independent learning activity related to enquiry (e.g., journal article reading)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Effectively communicate the results of basic research in prosthetics and orthotics

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, independent learning activity related to enquiry (e.g., journal article reading)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, 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.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student participates in 1 x 2hr workshop per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In class test (1500 word equivalent)Be a knowledgeable consumer of basic research.45 01
Written assignment (1250 word equivalent)Synthesis findings from basic research.30 02
Infographic (1000 word equivalent)Translate findings from basic research.25 03