APPLIED CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will explore the skills needed to become critical consumers of research in prosthetics and orthotics. Through both independent and facilitated learning, you will be taught how to apply prior learning of: common research designs, different types of data and measurement scales, statistical tests and interpretation of data from graphs and tables to consume contemporary research in prosthetics and orthotics and make informed judgments about its value and usefulness in clinical practice. The ability to synthesise and communicate the findings of research will also be taught. As critical consumers of prosthetics and orthotics research, students will investigate how to fulfil their responsibilities as providers of evidence based prosthetic and orthotic care, as well as communicate research evidence effectively to a range of stakeholders.
SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorJade Tan
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZPOTC AND must have passed HLT2IEP; OR Must be admitted in HMCPO and no other rule applies
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJade Tan
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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.
|1 hour in-class test: evaluation of journal article (1500 words equivalent) Students are to read an article prior to attending the in-class test.||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2|
|Evidence note and data extraction spreadsheet (1250 word equivalent) Students prepare a two-page 'evidence note'; a short professional communication that summarises the research evidence on a particular topic. The evidence note is based on the critique and data extraction of four journal articles as would occur in a systematic review.||N/A||N/A||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Infographic (1000 word equivalent) Students design a one-page 'infographic' for a prescribed audience (e.g., parents). Infographics use a combination of words, pictures, icons or graphics to communicate the salient point in a way that makes complex information easily accessible and as such, they are an increasingly common way for research evidence to be translated.||N/A||N/A||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|