Course Catalog » Physical Therapy 251A

Subject: Physical Therapy
Course Number: 251A
Course Title: Research Design
School: Graduate Division
Department: Physical Therapy Program

Course Description: This course explores the underlying theoretical concepts that guide the design of clinical research studies. Students will be introduced to the scientific method and to a variety of research methods and designs. Students will 1) learn research designs that will be applicable to their future physical therapy practice, 2) develop a research question and design an appropriate study for that question, and 3) learn to critically appraise and become proficient consumers of research literature.
Prerequisites: Enrolled in Graduate Program in Physical Therapy or consent of instructor.
Restrictions: None.
Activities: Lecture

Instructor of Record: B. Smoot
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Summer
Course Grading Convention: Letter Grade
Graduate Division course: Yes
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No