DPTH 6430-101 (34.643): "Evidence Directed Care"
This course presents the role of evidence in the development and critical analysis of physical therapy clinical practice guidelines and practice recommendations. Students are guided through the process of analyzing, weighting, comparing and integrating sources of evidence. Methods of integrating various forms of evidence that will be specifically covered include examination and intervention systematic reviews, meta-analyses and clinical practice guidelines. The role of Physical Therapist’s experience and background, patient, family, and other stakeholders in the development of clinical practice guidelines will be discussed and analyzed as integral parts of EDC. Theories of Behavioral Change will be discussed, compared and integrated into plans of care and clinical use of evidence especially clinical practice guidelines. The role of Telemedicine in Physical Therapy will also be discussed.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
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