Evidence based methodology 7.5 Credits

Evidensbaserad metod
Second cycle, S7015H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 07 Feb 2011

Last revised
by 16 Jun 2017

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Public Health
Subject group (SCB)
Public Health

Entry requirements

Bachelor in occupational therapy, or Bachelor in physical therapy or Bachelor in nursing

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should, on completion of the course, from current research and development work, be able to:
  1. formulate a scientific evidence research question based on the main field of study
  2. carry out a systematic literature search in the main field of study
  3. review and assess the quality of scientific literature in the main field of study
  4. compile evidence from a quality assessment of scientific literature in the main field of study
  5. present a working method for implementation of established evidence to clinical practice
  6. compare and discuss qualitative and quantitative evidence summaries.

  • Formulation of evidence research questions
  • Computer-based literature search
  • Methods for review and quality assessment of qualitative and quantitative scientific literature
  • Methods for compilation of evidence
  • Improvement knowledge
  • Proposals for implementation of evidence-based knowledge in practical activities
  • Reflection on existing evidence

In order to complete the course, the student should actively seek knowledge and solve problems using an inquiring and critically reflective approach. This means that the student takes responsibility by actively contributing to the achievement of the course objectives by planning content and time. The contents of the course are processed through literature studies, lectures, oral and written presentations and seminars.

To pass the course, it is required that the student achieve the course objectives through the following examination sections:
  • Report and seminar on evidence-based knowledge gathering (test 1)
  • Report and seminar on qualitative and quantitative evidence gathering (test 2)
Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

Study plan is provided in course room in Canvas.

Peter Michaelson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Greenhalg T (2013) Att läsa vetenskapliga artiklar och rapporter – grunden till evidensbaserad metod. Studentlitteratur, Lund
Nordenström J. (2006) Evidensbaserad medicin i Sherlock Holmes fotspår.
Karolinska University Press.

Reference literature
Carter, RE, et al. (2011). Rehabilitation research. Principles and applications. St Louis, Missouri, USA: Elsevier Saunders.
Law, M. (2008). Evidence-Based Rehabilitation. A Guide to Practice. Thorofare, NJ:SLACK Incorporated.
Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2008). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Taylor, M. C. (2007). Evidence-Based Practice for Occupational Therapists. Oxford: Blacwell Science Ltd.
Willman, A., Stoltz, P., & Bahtsevani, C. (2011). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad – en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet (3rd ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur

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