Applied Health Physical Therapy 888
AHPT 888: Research/ Scientific Inquiry III
Prerequisite: AHPT 868 or permission of the Department
Credit Hours: (2)
Research/ Scientific Inquiry III is a continuation of Research/ Scientific Inquiry II. Students will justify, conduct, analyze and evaluate a research project in physical therapy.
Detailed Description of Course
Research/ Scientific Inquiry III is a continuation of Research/ Scientific Inquiry II. Students will justify, conduct, analyze and evaluate a research project in physical therapy. Data collection and analysis will provide students the foundation research results to be used in the completion of their capstone research requirement necessary for graduation. Students will work in small groups in cooperation with and under the supervision of a research committee.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Course content may be delivered by lecture, in class discussions, small-group cooperative learning, written class assignments, and analysis and presentation of preliminary data for the capstone project.
Goals and Objectives of this Course
Will require students to:
1) Examine and integrate research into the practice of physical therapy; 2) Appropriately code data used for analysis; 3) Use an appropriate statistical test to carry out data analysis; 4) Interpret the statistical results from the data; 5) Identify clinically significant outcomes from the results of a study; 6) Identify common possible limitations and problems that may be encountered when conducting research; 7) Develop strategies for dealing with and interpreting research limitations.
May include but are not limited to:
Examinations, written article critiques, research article presentations, and refinement of a written research proposal
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
February 10, 2014