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PS5103 - Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

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.
Prerequisites: None


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Susan Gordon
Lecturers: Dr Anne Jones, Dr Susan Gordon, 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.