SEARCH AND EVALUATE EVIDENCE (SPORT AND MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY)

PTY5SEE

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop the knowledge and skills required for evidence-based practice in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. You will develop skills in formulating answerable clinical questions, searching for the available evidence, critical appraisal of the literature and making decisions about clinical practice based on the evidence. The subject is comprised of online learning modules, resources, facilitated discussion board tasks and required readings. You will complete a written Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) based on a sports or musculoskeletal physiotherapy problem that you have encountered in clinical practice.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HCSP - Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy or HCMP - Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPractical evidence based physiotherapy:2nd EditionPrescribedHerbert R, Jamtvedt G, Birger Hagen K & Mead J (2012)ELSEVIER-BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Formulate answerable musculoskeletal or sports clinical research questions

Activities:
1. Online learning modules with written guidelines, mini-online powerpoint lectures and facilitated discussion forums. 2. Hurdle task of posting a case study, formulating a clinical question and completing a database search. Feedback given by online tutor and peers. 3. Completion of Critically Appraised topic.

02. Construct and execute a comprehensive, efficient search strategy to locate relevant evidence from a range of relevant sources.

Activities:
1. Online learning modules with written guidelines, mini-online powerpoint lectures, podcast interviews with published researchers and facilitated discussion forums. 2. Essential task and hurdle tasks. Feedback given by online tutor and peers. 3. Completion of Critically Appraised Topic.

03. Develop clear inclusion and exclusion criteria relative to research questions, and assess the evidence using these criteria.

Activities:
1. Online learning modules with written guidelines, mini-online powerpoint lectures, podcast interviews with published researchers and facilitated discussion forums. 2. Essential task and hurdle tasks. Feedback given by online tutor and peers. 3. Completion of Critically Appraised Topic.

04. Critically appraise the methodology of a variety of research designs relevant to musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy

Activities:
1. Online learning modules with written guidelines, mini-online Powerpoint lectures, podcast interviews with published researchers and facilitated discussion forums. 2. Essential task and hurdle tasks. Feedback given by online tutor and peers. 3. Completion of Critically Appraised Topic.

05. Interpret and summarise research findings to answer formulated musculoskeletal or sports physiotherapy clinical research questions

Activities:
1. Online learning modules with written guidelines, mini-online Powerpoint lectures, podcast interviews with published researchers and facilitated discussion forums. 2. Essential task and hurdle tasks. Feedback given by online tutor and peers. 3. Completion of Critically Appraised Topic

06. Integrate research into clinical practice.

Activities:
1. Online learning modules with written guidelines, mini-online Powerpoint lectures, podcast interviews with published researchers and facilitated discussion forums. 2. Essential task and hurdle tasks. Feedback given by online tutor and peers. 3. Completion of Critically Appraised Topic

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Melbourne, 2020, All Year, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEdmund Leahy

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 43
Twenty four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Asynchonous online lectures (written,and recorded online lectures, including independent learning tasks.)"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 43
Twenty four 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Participation in asynchronous tutor- facilitated discussion forums"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (500-words)Formulation of a clinical question and search of relevant databases10 01, 02, 03
One assignment (1,500-words)Appraisal of a study related to diagnosis.30 01, 02, 04
One CAT assignment (3,000- words)Critically Appraised Topic. Abstract (300 words) 5% Assignment (2700) 55% 60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06