PTY-20041 - Evidence Based Health and Rehabilitation
Coordinator: Anand D Pandyan Room: N/A Tel: +44 1782 7 34252
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

Successful completion of 120 credits of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy OR 105 credits of the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science at Level 4, normally at Keele University.

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

This module forms part of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science programmes at Keele which are innovative, integrated programmes that prepare the graduate for further study or employment in health and social care settings. The module builds on content introduced in Year 1 and develops the students' knowledge and understanding of research and evidence based practice.
The programmes reflect the shifting emphasis away from increasing the quantity of care towards enhancing the quality of care, moving away from a medical disease model towards a health model based on personal responsibility and prevention of disease.

Graduates of the three year BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Aims
This module aims to develop the students' knowledge and understanding of research principles to enable them to effectively transfer evidence into applied settings.

Intended Learning Outcomes

begin to identify appropriate study designs for a range of research questions related to health and rehabilitation;: 2,

explain the terms and concepts used in the critical appraisal of research articles related to health and rehabilitation;: 2,

summarise the findings of a range of research designs and evaluate their methods;: 2,

formulate effective search strategies using health related databases;: 1,

recognise and explain common descriptors used to summarise the outcomes of a range health related studies.: 2,
























Study hours

30 tutor led hours which may include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and two hours of assessment preparation classes etc.
120 hours of independent study.

School Rules

Successful completion of 120 credits of the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy OR 105 credits of the BSc (Hons) Rehabilitation Science at Level 4, normally at Keele University.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Computer Task weighted 30%
A 30 minute computer based task.
From a pre-determined case scenario, the student will have up to 30 minutes to formulate a clinical question, identify the PICO (Population, Intervention, Control, Outcome) components and present a search strategy.

2: Assignment weighted 70%
A 1,200 word written assignment.
In 1,200 words, critically appraise a pre-determined research article and formulate a conclusion that can be applied in an appropriate setting.