Reading the Scientific Literature: A review on “How To” for physical therapists

Presenter:  Dr. Julia Looper - Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program

Date:  Sunday, June 8, 2014
              8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:  Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences
                    University of Puget Sound
                    Tacoma, WA

Registration Fee: $200

Course Description:  Do you need a refresher on what makes a research article trustworthy?  This one-day course will review what to look for in a research article beyond the conclusion.  We will take a closer look at the methods and results sections with an eye toward clinical decision making. 

Objectives:  Upon course completions, participants will be able to:
1.  Skim a research article to pick out relevant information in 10 minutes.
2.  Understand the concept of internal validity as it relates to interpreting the results of a research article.
3.  Critically analyze the results of a research article and decide whether to apply the results to PT practice.

Class limit:  36

Contact hours: 7