Clinical EBP programs are organized around a clinically oriented topic. Examples: Glenohumeral assessment, ACL rehabilitation, sport-related concussion.
Foundations of EBP programs promote EBP within the profession by enhancing a clinicians’ ability to find and evaluate evidence and apply it to their clinical practice; by defining EBP and how to use it; and by suggesting methods of integrating EBP into practice or teaching.
Providers will be notified of the initial application outcome within 10-16 weeks, depending on the length of the program and/or number of applications pending review.
Clinical EBP courses expire after two years. Foundations of EBP courses expire after five years. Course expiration date is always December 31.
The term “contemporary” is not defined by dates. Qualified speakers must demonstrate current or recent examples of expertise.
As long as the evaluation activities demonstrate measurement of all learning outcomes of the course, the assessment can be varied and administered in an assortment of formats. For example:
- An exam using multiple choice questions and or other question formats. Questions would be based upon learning outcomes/content of the course.
- An EBP case study where students are asked to answer various questions based upon the case. Questions are related to course learning outcomes. These questions could be in a multiple choice or open ended format.
- An assignment such as the following: The purpose of this assignment is three fold: 1) to demonstrate the ability to develop a clinical question using the PICO format, 2) to demonstrate the ability to search the CSR and other databases to find literature related to the clinical question, and 3) to analyze, synthesize and create an outline of findings that answer the clinical question based upon the literature.
- Cochran Systematic Review/other databases: Participants will each develop a clinical question on a topic and research it using the Cochran library system and other databases. Students will develop an outline of their findings based upon the evidence.