Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Diagram different types of clinical questions related to intervention effectiveness, diagnosis accuracy, prognosis, and the client experience.
  • Formulate strategies to identify a knowledge gap in a clinical setting and then form a searchable question to address that knowledge gap.
  • Create a search strategy to identify evidence available to answer the clinical question and be able to utilize the search strategy.
  • Critically appraise the quality of the evidence found utilizing standardized appraisal tools.
  • Synthesize the evidence into a comprehensive summary.
  • Explain the concept of shared decision making and how to present research evidence to clients.
  • Apply methods for integrating clinical expertise, research evidence and client values and preferences into a plan of care for occupational therapy.
  • Develop a plan for disseminating the knowledge summary across practice settings.
  • Analyze that barriers, both personal and organizational, to knowledge translation.
  • Formulate a measurement strategy for the outcomes of knowledge translation interventions.