Research, Evidence and Translation

PHT70003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Contact hours

  • 24 hours

2021 teaching periods


HT4  Term 4

20 Sep 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
20 Sep 21

8 Oct 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21


Admission to MA-PHYS Master of Physiotherapy

Aims and objectives

This unit focuses on the principles of research that guide and inform evidence-based translation and clinical practice. Specifically, this unit consolidates research ethics, design, methodology and statistical concepts. Students will critique, interpret and evaluate the evidence and research within physiotherapy. 

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the principles of ethical, evidence-based practice and how these impact on the physiotherapy profession and its advancement.
2. Evaluate the quality of research using appropriate appraisal tools.
3. Apply skills to formulate a clear research question from a practice problem.
4. Systematically search, critically analyse and interpret findings from different types of research design relevant to physiotherapy practice.
5. Critique and appraise gaps relevant to  physiotherapy practice.