Welcome to the evidence-based practice training program for physiotherapists in SWSLHD.
This short video by Matt Jennings (Director, Allied Health Services, Liverpool Hospital) and David Wong (Head, Physiotherapy Department, Liverpool Hospital) explains the importance of enhancing knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice to optimise patient care. This training program is unusual because it uses a “flipped classroom”. This means you will need to watch short video lectures before attending the face-to-face practical sessions. The videos have been prepared by experts within the field of evidence-based practice.
The first session for Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is on 28 March 2019. Before you attend this session, please watch the five videos below.
Lecture 1: An introduction to evidence-based practice
This lecture is presented by Rob Herbert. Rob is Senior Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). He conducts clinical trials investigating the effects of physiotherapy interventions. He also conducts a program of research investigating the passive mechanical properties of muscles. He is one of the founders of PEDro.
Lecture 2: How to ask a clinical question
This lecture is presented by Alison Harmer. This lecture is presented by Alison Harmer. Alison is an associate professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Health Research Group, and the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Aging and Wellbeing Research Group in the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney. She is an active researcher in osteoarthritis, diabetes, and the effects of exercise.
Lecture 3: How to acquire high-quality clinical research
This lecture is presented by Anne Moseley. Anne is an associate professor in the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health in the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. Her research centres on evidence-based practice and waste in research. She is one of the founders of PEDro, and is responsible for the management of the PEDro resource.
Lecture 4: How to appraise high-quality clinical research: risk of bias of trials, reviews and guidelines
This lecture is presented by Chris Maher. Chris is a professor in the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney and is the Director of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health. Chris holds a fellowship from the Australian College of Physiotherapy in recognition of his contribution to physiotherapy research. He is one of the founders of PEDro.
Lecture 5: How to appraise high-quality clinical research: size of effects in trials and reviews
This lecture is presented by Mark Elkins. Mark teaches research methods to clinicians and mentors workplace-based research in the Sydney Local Health District. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney and the Scientific Editor of the Journal of Physiotherapy.
The second session for Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is on 11 April 2019. The two videos for this session will be available at the end of March 2019.
The second session for Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is on 23 May 2019. The two videos for this session will be available in the beginning of May 2019.