The UOS program consists of advanced evidence-based practice, advanced clinical reasoning, reflective practice, discussion of ethical dilemmas and the skills (both written and oral) that underpin effective communication of scientific reasoning. There will be lectures covering practical and theoretical aspects of research, clinical reasoning and reflective and ethical practice and tutorials where students will practice evidence-based physiotherapy skills and present their clinical reasoning (orally and written) and receive feedback. There will be also be opportunity during a tutorial for feedback on a draft of the dissertation. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with clinicians and researchers.
(15x1-hr lec and 4x3hr tut and 9x1-hr private study (preparation for assessments)) / 7 wk academic semester
1 x clinical reasoning seminar presentation, pairs (30%), 1x3500wd dissertation incorporting evidence-based practice, individual (70%)
Note that 90% attendance is required for tutorials
PHTY5206 and PHTY5197Co-requisites