SEMINARS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

POR4SCR

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop the skills necessary to understand and critically appraise a wide range of contemporary research in prosthetics and orthotics. Facilitated workshops, keynote addresses and journal clubs lead students to critically examine thematically related research and provide an opportunity to develop a real depth of understanding about research in a given area. Through these activities, students will consider the influence of common issues with the design or execution of contemporary research and the impact these issues have on our understanding of the effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions. 

Students will also develop an understanding of common outcome measures used in prosthetics and orthotics practice. By learning to correctly use outcome measures, students will be able to obtain valid and reliable data. Given an understanding of the psychometric properties of measurement, students will learn to fairly interpret these outcomes data to inform decisions about the effect of an intervention.




SchoolSchool of Allied Health

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

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HZPOTC or HMCPO and must have passed POR3ACR.

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 practice.RecommendedPortney L and Watkins M.Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically read and analyse a range of prosthetic and orthotic literature

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, journal clubs, keynote addressed and independent reading of journal articles

02. Collect and interpret data using clinically relevant outcome measures to inform decisions about the effect of an intervention

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, journal clubs, keynote addressed and independent reading of journal articles

03. Develop a depth of understanding of current evidence on a range of topics in prosthetics and orthotics.

Activities:
Lectures, workshops, journal clubs, keynote addressed and independent reading of journal articles

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Dillon

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Letter to the Editor (1250 word equivalent)All written tasks focus on developing complexity and sophistication of written argument and as such, word counts do not fairly acknowledge the difficulty of the task. Task designed to mirror communications in professional journals in terms of clarity and sophistication of arguments.30 01
20 minute oral presentation in pairs (1250 word equivalent)30 02
Individual take home exam (2000 word equivalent)40 03