OTED-50800 Evidence-based OT Practice 1

This course is the first in a two-course series designed to prepare occupational therapy students with the necessary skills to locate and appraise evidence to inform practice. Both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as statistics will be reviewed. In addition, the course will provide an overview of the protection of human subjects in research. Developing questions for inquiry, searching databases, as well as appraising and synthesizing literature related to intervention effectiveness and predicting client outcomes will be emphasized. Students will also learn the process of developing American Occupational Therapy Association Critically Appraised Papers and Clinical Practice Guidelines.