Evidence-Based Physiotherapy Practice 2

Subject 513-413 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours of lectures, tutorials and computer-based modules
Total Time Commitment: Students will need to allow time for self-directed learning. The following hours are given as minimum requirements: 1 hour pre/post reading for lectures, 2 hours per hour of tutorial sessions and 2 hours extra per week for practical classes. Fourth year students will need to spend approximately 2 hours per day in study and at least 2 extra hours per week practising clinical skills.
Prerequisites: This subject is not available as a single subject. Students must be currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Physiotherapy to undertake this subject.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject builds on and integrates the content of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy Practice 1 to develop a sound basis for evidence-based physiotherapy practice. The course covers the interpretation of basic statistics, which are frequently used in physiotherapy evidence, and advanced concepts regarding clinical guidelines. On completion of this subject, students should have developed skills in interpreting basic statistics, the ability to undertake a systematic literature review, writing a clinical guideline and annotated bibliography, and generic skills in written scientific communication.

Assessment: Interpretation of statistical analysis, multiple choice questions (25%), systematic literature review of 1,000 words (individual task) and 1,000 words (group task)(40%); and clinical guideline one-page poster (group task) and 300 word annotated bibliography (individual task) (35%)
Prescribed Texts: Foundations of clinical research: Applications to practice (LG Portney and MP Watkins), 2nd edn, Prentice-Hall, 2000 Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science and recreation (KE Berg and RW Latin), 2nd edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadephia, 2003
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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