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 Online Learning Modules - Learn about the ICF Model, Using Outcomes Measures in your Clinical Practice and more

ICF Model

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.

Are You Speaking the Same Language as Your Student?

Using Functional Outcomes Measures

Two short video modules by program faculty on selecting appropriate outcomes measures and implementing them in your clinical practice.


 Evidence Based Practice Modules – Everything you need to know to incorporate evidence into your practice

​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.

  1. Introduction to Evidence Based Physical Therapy Practice (~31 min
  2. Basics of Measurement (~ 37 min)
  3. Statistical Conclusion Validity (~ 8 min)
  4. Construct Validity (~ 16 min)
  5. External Validity (~ 20 min)
  6. Internal Validity (~ 27 min)
  7. Experimental and Observational Study Designs (~ 33 min)
  8. Asking Searchable Questions (~21 min)
  9. Online Databases and Search Engines (~28min)
  10. Searching and Evaluating the Literature for Clinical Tests and Measures (~55min)
  11. Searching and Evaluating the Literature for Interventions (~36 min)
  12. Searching and Evaluating the Literature for Prognosis (~21 min)
  13. Implementation of Region Specific Functional Outcome Measures in an Orthopedic Clinic (~17 min)
  14. Sequential Clinical Trials, Single Subject Designs, & Case Reports (~37 min)

 Student Learning Materials from Didactic Curriculum

Course Readings

Student Scientific Inquiry Summaries

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:


 Did you see this? Relevant Articles and Information for Clinical Education and Clinical Practice

Student Scientific Inquiry Summaries

Did you See This?


 Student Projects – resources to assist students in completing their contribution to your clinic

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.


 Library Resources

​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