Course Description

Critical Assessment and Application of Best Evidence

In this 16.5 hour course, the physical therapist develops the skills to utilize and integrate principles of evidence-based practice in making patient-focused decisions in day-to-day clinical practice.

Full Description

In this 16.5 hour course, the physical therapist develops the skills to utilize and integrate principles of evidence-based practice in making patient-focused decisions in day-to-day clinical practice.

Objectives

  • Seek out and locate meaningful and valid evidence to support clinical decisions.
  • Critically analyze and interpret the scientific evidence to inform clinical practice decisions.
  • Critically appraise the validity, importance, and applicability of research studies focused on therapy, prognosis, diagnosis, or systematic review.
  • Critically appraise clinical guidelines using EBP principles.
  • Discuss strategies to incorporate use of best evidence in your clinical practice setting.
  • Locate, critically assess the quality, and appropriately apply findings of synopsis and synthesis level summaries of the literature.
  • Describe and discuss barriers and facilitators toward the use of an EBP approach in day-today clinical practice.
  • Utilize an evidence-informed practice approach in your own clinical practice environment.

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