ATR 541 - Evidence-Based Practice

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic information and skills required to understand and utilize clinical research to optimize patient care and improve patient outcomes. Students will learn how to: (a) ask a focused and answerable clinical question; (b) search for the best available evidence; (c) critically appraise the evidence; (d) apply the results to clinical practices; (e) evaluate the outcomes of clinical practices. Instruction will include discussions related to types of research, research design, common measures and instruments used in healthcare, and the skills necessary to critically evaluate and apply research to clinical practice.

Three semester hours.

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