PTR 422 Scientific Inquiry I

Evidence-based medicine is the process of finding, appraising, and using research findings in order to make sound patient management decisions. This course introduces the learner to the basic concepts of EBM and is the first in the Scientific Inquiry series. Students will learn how to formulate relevant clinical questions, search and critically appraise the medical literature, and implement useful findings into clinical practice. Students will also be introduced to the research requirements and process necessary to attain the doctor of physical therapy degree. Teaching methods will include web-based instruction, case studies, small group discussions, and lecture. PREREQUISITE(S): None