Research for Allied Health Professional

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Course Description

This course will help the student become a more educated consumer of research.  It will help improve the participant’s knowledge in distinguishing credible information from propaganda, and elucidate some of the intimidating terms which often accompany informative writing.  The course includes a clear, user-friendly clarification of the daunting terms used in statistics, as well as concise definitions of the key components of a scientific study.  Concluding with a succinct didactic on the importance of Critical Thinking, the course will greatly enhance the student’s ability to analyze and interpret various forms of research.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Course Outline: 

Hour 1

  • Define Peer Review
  • Identify popular literature and propaganda
  • Define forms of research
  • Provide examples of formats 

Hour 2

  • Illustrate examples of opinion surveys
  • Critique empirical data
  • Define quantities of mean, median and mode
  • Perform calculations for several sets of data
  • Examine results and discuss process

Hour 3

  • Discussion of key constituents and characteristics
  • Enumeration of critical thinking skills
Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: ATC/LAT, Dietitian/Nutritionist, LVN/LPN, MT/LMT, NHA, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, Rec / Activities Director, RN, RT, SLP, SW
Instructional Level: Intermediate