Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 20 hours of lectures, 12 hours of self-directed tutorials and 12 hours of journal clubs |
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Students will need to allow self-directed learning and assignment preparation. Self-directed learning will include on-line learning.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jennifer Mcginley
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry Street
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 4171
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This subject will build on and integrate research knowledge from Research and Evidence 1 and Research and Evidence 2 to apply research concepts in the individual physiotherapy clinical practice streams. Specific content in this subject will focus on systematic reviews and meta-analyses, incorporating statistical analysis and critical appraisal relevant to such study designs. Clinical guidelines will also be a focus, emphasising possible processes for development as well as how they can be used to inform clinical practice and application of tools available for critical appraisal. Strategies for communicating research findings (eg posters, conference presentations, journal papers) will be explored. Application of measurement in clinical practice, including diagnostic accuracy, clinical decision rules and clinical utility, will be studied. Steps involved in developing a research proposal and strategies for incorporating evidence-based practice into daily clinical practice will draw together the three years of curriculum in this stream of subjects.
The curriculum for the DPT program has been designed around 8 Learning Outcomes under 3 elements.
Element 1: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Element 2: Research and Evidence
Element 3: Healthcare in Context
The same texts as prescribed in Research and Evidence 1 (year 1) and Research and Evidence 2 (year 2) will be used in this subject:
Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy. (Herbert R, Jamtvedt G, Birger Hagen K & Mead J), 2 nd ed, London, Butterworth Heinemann, 2011.
Foundations of Clinical Research: Applications to Practice (Portney LG & Watkins MP), 3 rd ed, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2008
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will have had the opportunity to develop the skills associated with the DPT graduate attributes including:
Doctor of Physiotherapy |
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