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OT 6130 Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Research I
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Admission to the OTM Program

This course is designed to inform students regarding the role and creation of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. The course covers study designs, basic statistics, measurements, and strategies related to evidence-based practice. The goal of the course is to support students in the development of critical reading and analytical thinking and writing skills with particular relevance to understanding human occupation and the practice of occupational therapy through scientific inquiry. This course is the first in the sequence leading to the development of a proposal and completion of a research project later in the Master Project courses. A variety of teach / learning methods including cooperative learning, mini-lectures, experiential learning and interactive reflection and feedback will be used.