PTY-20050 - Evidence Based Health and Rehabilitation (MSci/BScRES)
Coordinator: Dean Burt
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

introduce the concept of using evidence to support best practice,
demonstrate the need for critical reading, thinking and writing,
develop the students'; knowledge and understanding of research principles,
enable students to effectively describe, compare and evaluate findings from health and rehabilitation related research.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

formulate a range of applied and clinical questions related to health and rehabilitation: 2
formulate effective search strategies to identify best evidence using health related databases: 2
identify different study designs commonly used in health and rehabilitation: 1
extract and summarise key information from research articles: 1
compare the methods and findings of different research articles: 1

Study hours

30 tutor-led hours which includes:
~ 18 hours of lectures
~ 10 hours of workshops, seminars, tutorials
~ two hours of assessment preparation
120 hours of independent study including:
~ 20 hours of directed study
~100 hours of self-directed study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Report weighted 70%
1500 word written report
Students will summarise two full text articles related to health and rehabilitation and compare the methods of the two articles

2: Online Tasks weighted 30%
Online task of 40 minutes duration
The student's knowledge and skill in formulating a clinical or applied question to assist in, and then completing the retrieval of, research evidence from an electronic database will be assessed.