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RH5200 - Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level qualification in one of these professions. Note: Completion of the subject will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.

Students will learn to critically appraise and analyse research publications in the fields of health and rehabilitation. This will include consideration of issues related to selection of outcome measures, establishing reliability, validity and reproducibility, selection of appropriate methodology and statistical analysis, bias and ethical issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate skills to retrieve and appraise relevant research in the health and rehabilitation fields;
  • deconstruct published research using systematic analysis and evaluation of the findings in the context of current rehabilitation practice and best practice;
  • critically appraise clinical guidelines, policies and frameworks as they relate to the provision of rehabilitation.

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Carol Flavell
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Carol Flavell, Mrs Moira Smith.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours lectures - Online lectures
  • 110 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (40%); assignments (30%); outcome measures assignment (30%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Carol Flavell
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Dr Carol Flavell, Mrs Moira Smith.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours lectures - Online lectures
  • 110 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (40%); assignments (30%); outcome measures assignment (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.