Integration of the student’s reflections on their experience as clinician, consumer, funder/manager with research findings to evaluate contemporary and challenging rehabilitation process/outcome questions arising from their rehabilitation setting.
In this paper students will evaluate and rethink current rehabilitation practice by examining existing rehabilitation research. This paper will increase the student's ability to synthesis research and practical knowledge in their own field of expertise.
|Paper title||Rethinking Rehabilitation|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- REHX 702, REHX 712
- Limited to
- MHealSc, PGCertRehab, PGDipPhty, PGDipRehab, PGDipHealSc, MPhty
- Suitable for people who hold a degree or diploma from a New Zealand university or are in an appropriate profession approved by the academic board.
- More information link
- View further information about Rehabilitation Studies
- Teaching staff
- Dr Jean Hay-Smith
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-day compulsory seminar held at the University of Otago, Wellington campus
- All information will be on Moodle.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- On successful completion of this paper you will be able to
- Illustrate the ability to integrate 'evidence' drawn from your rehabilitation experience with research to re-evaluate current rehabilitation process and outcomes
- Describe an area of uncertainty in rehabilitation and identify the ways in which this both challenges current rehabilitation process and/or outcomes and creates opportunity
- Outline a range of electronic databases containing reports of rehabilitation research and evaluate the trustworthiness of commonly used Internet-based evidence sources
- Construct and execute an effective and efficient search strategy and demonstrate the ability to critique the sensitivity and specificity of the search strategy
- Explain 'usefulness' and 'meaningfulness' (and related terms such as internal and external validity) as concepts applied to the screening, selection, critique and application of original research
- Define terms such as validity, reproducibility, responsiveness and utility and explain why these are important in the selection of psychometrically robust outcome measures that have utility for practice and research
- Justify the choice of evidence from a literature search to address a question
- Justify the choice of an outcome measure for use in practice or research
- Evaluate a research report based on critique of the design and conduct of the study, the clinical importance of the outcomes, and the extent to which the study findings can be generalised to a defined rehabilitation setting
- Demonstrate reflexivity - examine the influence your beliefs, values and experiences may have on their interpretations of other 'evidence' and its application
- Participate in multidisciplinary debate and display the ability to constructively critique yours and others' contributions to discussion
- Organise and give an oral presentation to an appropriate standard, such as the multidisciplinary in-service professional education setting