Functional Limitations and Disabilities are yesterday's news. This will get you up to date on ICF Model terminology and how students are learning to apply it. Click here to view a 4-minute video module on how students are learning to apply the ICF model to clinical reasoning.
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Using Functional Outcomes Measures
Two short video modules by program faculty on selecting appropriate outcomes measures and implementing them in your clinical practice. Click here to watch a 5-minute video module on how you can easily incorporate standardized outcomes measures in your clinic.
Links for Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Modules:
The modules on this page provide a great review of the principles of EBP to help you critically review and search the literature. Different types of studies are introduced as well as a review of psychometric properties such as effect size, sensitivity, specificity, odds and likelihood ratios and number-needed-to-treat (NNT).
Contained within 14 individual modules, the course on Evidence Practice lasts for 6.5 hours. The modules consist of video lectures by Dr. Katrina Maluf.
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After identifying topics of interest, our 3rd year PT students composed summaries of the evidence on their topics, each only 1-2 pages long. Reading these is a quick way to catch up on what the literature says. Topics include:
- Therapeutic taping: Would you like to know what the evidence says about shoulder and knee taping?
- Modalities: Click on these items to review literature summaries of various physical agents
- Lumbar stabilization: How much does the evidence support lumbar stabilization?
Student Scientific Inquiry Summaries
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Student Contribution Projects in the Clinic
Includes a brief slide show with some new perspectives on how to approach student contribution projects in the clinic, which are required for all of our clinical experiences. Is there an ongoing Quality Improvement project that the staff hasn't had time to complete? Do you need assistance getting the APTA Clinical Site Information Form (CSIF) completed? These are just a couple of alternative ideas that are presented here to complement the traditional idea of student inservices. In addition, you will find a "Project Brainstorming" form for staff to add ideas to as needs are identified.
Resources available to our CIs at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) can be found here, including information about the different databases available to PTs, free classes on campus at the HSL, and contacts that can assist you with your search. LEARN MORE6