SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF PHYSIOTHERAPY RESEARCH

PTY6RPR

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, physiotherapists critically evaluate clinical practices and beliefs. Students read and evaluate research into interventions or assessments utilised by physiotherapists. Students search for information using sophisticated search strategies to identify relevant information about physiotherapy practices. Students evaluate research reports using standardised methods, evaluate research validity using predetermined criteria, synthesize results of comparable studies and summarise results in a format that advises physiotherapy practice and is suitable for publication. Students will spend approximately 80% of their time in information retrieval, assessment, analysis, synthesis, manuscript construction and individual consultation with their supervisor

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTania Pizzari

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offer is subject to sufficient enrolments.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Effectively source, manage, and reference authoritative literature

Activities:
Eight 3 hour lectures, four 1 hour library sessions

02. Critically evaluate literature on a defined topic

Activities:
Eight 3 hours lectures, four 1 hour library sessions

03. Synthesise findings from reviewed literature into a critical review prepared in an academic writing style

Activities:
Eight 3 hours lectures, four 1 hours library sessions, weekly meetings with supervisor

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTania Pizzari

Class requirements

Lecture
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will attend one 4-hour lecture per week in weeks 1-4 and in weeks 9-12 of semester. Students are also required to complete 15 non-contact hours throughout the semester."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
30-minute oral presentation at a seminar.25 01, 02, 03
6,000-word assignment75 01, 02, 03