Evidence-Based Physiotherapy Practice 2

Subject PHTY40008 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

January, Parkville - 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:

Years 1, 2 and 3 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: None


Dr Jennifer Mcginley


Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4118
F: +61 3 8344 4188
E: physio-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au
W: www.physioth.unimelb.edu.au
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 systematic reviews.

  • Development of skills in understanding and interpreting basic statistics
  • Consolidation of skills in completing a systematic review, based upon the systematic review protocol developed in Year 3 (PHTY30005)
  • A knowledge of the role of annotated bibliographies and how to write them

Basic statistics multiple choice questionnaire of 1.5 hours (30%)

Systematic literature review group assignment of 2,000 words plus tables, due June (45%)

Annotated bibliography of 400 words, due September (25%)

Prescribed Texts:
  • Practice Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (Herbert R, Jamtvedt G, Mead J & Hagen KB), Butterworth Heinemann, London, 2006
  • Recommended Texts:
    • Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice (Portney LG & Watkins MP), 3rd edn, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2008
    • Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science and Recreation (Berg KE & Latin RW), 2nd edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004
    Breadth Options:

    This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

    Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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