Evidence Based Practice

PHTH 402  Evidence Based Practice

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                 Evidence Based Practice.
Code:                           PHTH 402.
Hours:                          Lec – 1 Hr.    Lab – 0Hr.        Cln – 3 Hrs.    Cr – 2.
Prerequisite:                 None.
Level/Semester:            2nd level - Spring.
Department offering the course:    Physical Therapy.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is based on Sackett's model of evidence-based practice, in which the explicit, judicious, and conscientious use of the current best evidence from health care research are used in making decisions about the health care of individuals. This course allows students to integrate research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values in order to make the best clinical decisions. In addition this course allows students to integrate with other health care providers. The clinical application and practice allows the student to apply knowledge gained through the course.

COURSE AIM:
At the end of this course the student will be able to gain knowledge about the concept of evidence based practice in order to make the best clinical decisions through integration of research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values. In addition, this course aims to foster the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that facilitate effective interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice among health care providers. Through interactive learning students will explore ways in which their professions can work together in order to optimize patient’s care respecting each other’s roles and responsibilities

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Illustrated lecture using personal computer and data show.
Group discussion/activities.
Class activity /Problem solving.
Related Case report.
Problem based learning.
Self-directed learning activities.

LIST OF REFERENCES:
D.V. Jewell, Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice, 1st edition, Jones and Bartlett, Inc, 2007.
Scherpbier A, Mann K, Dornan T. Medical Education: Theory and Practice: Integrates Practice, Theory, Innovation and Research. 4th ed., Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2011.
Dent J, Harden R. A Practical Guide for Medical Teachers. 3rd ed., Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2009.
D.V. Jewell, Guide to Evidence-Based Physical Therapy Practice, 1st edition, Jones and Bartlett, Inc., 2007.
Bridges  D, Davidson R, Odegard, P, Maki I, Tomkowiak J. Interprofessional collaboration: three best practice models of interprofessional education. Med Educ Online 2011; 1-10.
Thistlethwaite J. Interprofessional education: a review of context, learning and the research agenda. Medical Education 2012: 46: 58–70.
Areskog N. Undergraduate interprofessional education at the Linko¨ping Faculty of Health Sciences – How it all started. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2009; 23(5): 442–7.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.wcpt.org/ebp.
https://www.kngfrichtlijnen.nl/654/KNGF-Guidelines-in-English.htm