EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN HEALTH

PTY5EBP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Evidence based practice is the use of best available evidence combined with patient preferences, available resources and therapist expertise in making decisions about the care of patients. Evidence based health care requires the physiotherapist or exercise physiologist to be able to perform the five steps of evidence based practice. In this subject students will build on the skills developed in HLT2IEP in the production of a written Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) for publication in a web-based clinical resource based in their clinical school. This resource will be peer reviewed, with the students further applying their EBP skills in order to critically appraise the work of other students. In this manner they will further develop the necessary skills to perform evidence based practice, while gaining a greater understanding of the peer review process and contributing to a valuable evidence based resource within their clinical school.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Hahne

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZHSPB, HMPYPB, HMPYP; and must have passed: PTY5ELG and PTY5MCP. OR Must be admitted into HZESPB and must have passed: EXS3AEB; OR be admitted into HMEPB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPractical Evidence-based Physiotherapy (2011)PrescribedHerbert, Jamtvedt, Hagen & MeadELSEVIER, EDINBURGH

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify gaps in clinical knowledge and locate evidence to address that gap.

Activities:
Performance of Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) -a summary of the research evidence to answer a clinically based research question. Performed in a pair with another student.

02. Critically appraise the methodology of a variety of research designs to determine the relative weight of the evidence.

Activities:
Performance of Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) -a summary of the research evidence to answer a clinically based research question. Performed in a pair with another student.

03. Interpret and summarise the findings across a number of research articles in order to answer a clinically oriented research question.

Activities:
Performance of Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) -a summary of the research evidence to answer a clinically based research question. Performed in a pair with another student.

04. Contribute to an up-to-date, peer-reviewed evidence base, summarising the research evidence, in order to answer a clinically oriented research question.

Activities:
Publication of written report of CAT process on web server based within a clinical school.

05. Critically appraise, according to set criteria, two other pieces published on the web resource in a professional manner that contributes to the understanding of the material.

Activities:
Two written appraisals of other students' CAT prjects published on web server in clinical school.

06. Reflect on the performance of the steps of evidence-based practice and identify areas of strength and areas that could be improved in order to make the process more efficient.

Activities:
Written reflection on performance of CAT process.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarcos De Noronha

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 24
One 20.0 hours independent research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via online.
"Later in the semester (during a non-clinical block), students will individually complete one written assignment, representing approximately 20 hours of student effort."

WorkShop Week: 05 - 19
Five 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend 1 x 2-hour workshop per week for five consecutive weeks in ONE of the following blocks: (weeks 05-09, 10-14 or 15-19)."

Problem Based Learning Week: 05 - 19
Five 1.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students can attend 1 x 1-hour PBL / drop-in session per week for 5 consecutive weeks in ONE of the following blocks: (weeks 05-09, 10-14 or 15-19)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,250-word Final Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) (in pairs = 1625 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One written appraisal of other students CAT (equiv to 1800 words)40 05, 06
One 2150-word Draft Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) (in pairs = 1075 words per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Week 05-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Hahne

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 10 - 24
One 20.0 hours independent research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 24 and delivered via online.
"Later in the semester (during a non-clinical block), students will individually complete one written assignment, representing approximately 20 hours of student effort."

WorkShop Week: 05 - 19
Five 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend 1 x 2-hour workshop per week for 5 consecutive weeks in ONE of the following blocks: (weeks 05-09, 10-14 or 15-19)."

Problem Based Learning Week: 05 - 19
Five 1.0 hours problem based learning other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 19 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students can attend 1 x 1-hour PBL / drop-in session per week for 5 consecutive weeks in ONE of the following blocks: (weeks 05-09, 10-14 or 15-19)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,250-word Final Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) (in pairs = 1625 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One written appraisal of other students CAT (equiv to 1800 words)40 05, 06
One 2150-word Draft Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) (in pairs = 1075 words per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04