Master of Science (Occupational Therapy) (MSc OT) to enter the profession - Research Approaches and Evidence-based Practice for Occupational Therapists OCCU 5017   Research Approaches and Evidence-based Practice for Occupational Therapists
CREDIT HOURS: 4
This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative research paradigms, as well as broad considerations for legitimate sources of evidence for occupational therapy practice. Entry-to-practice occupational therapists are expected to be astute consumers of research and understand the implications of research findings and evidence as it relates to clients’ occupational performance and clinical practice. This course will expose students to frequently used research methods, study designs and sampling considerations. Students will be expected to demonstrate critical appraisal skills, integration of research and evidence findings and how these can influence clinical decision making. Students will also be exposed to knowledge translation principles and practices, as well as strategies for implementation of knowledge translation in daily practice. This course prepares students for the OCCU 6000 Applied Research course. TECHNOLOGY: Consult http://www.dal.ca/ilo for current technology requirements
FORMAT: Lecture
FORMAT COMMENTS: On site, mixed methods, Brightspace
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of all MSc(OT) program courses in the previous semester, previously approved Special Student - Graduate Studies (SSGS) status from the School of Occupational Therapy and the Faculty of Graduate Studies, or by permission of instructor
RESTRICTIONS: Admission to the MSc(OT) program
EXCLUSIONS: OCCU 5007 and OCCU 5041