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PS5103 - Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Registered Australian Physiotherapist. Completion of an overseas recognised physiotherapy qualification. Completion of this subject within the degree Masters of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified physiotherapists.

Students will learn to critically appraise and analyse research publications. 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;
  • demonstrate an understating of clinical guidelines, policies and frameworks and their impact for the provision of rehabilitation.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to conceptualise problems;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise;
  • The ability to evaluate and extrapolate from the outcomes of their research;
  • The ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The ability to identify and take serendipitous advantage of research opportunities;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities;
  • The potential to resolve conflicts.
Prerequisites: None

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Susan Gordon
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Dr Susan Gordon, Dr Ruth Barker, Dr Helen Land, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: andAudio tapesWWW - LearnJCUandVideo tapes
Assessment: presentations (40%); assignments (30%); outcome measures (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Susan Gordon
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anne Jones, Dr Susan Gordon, Dr Ruth Barker, Dr Helen Land, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: andAudio tapesWWW - LearnJCUandVideo tapes
Assessment: presentations (40%); assignments (30%); outcome measures (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Nil

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.