PTR 7241 Scientific Inquiry II

Facility with the application of statistical methods used in physical therapy and rehabilitation research is essential to implementing Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and improving patient care. Students will learn to analyze and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of diagnostic tests, the reliability of patient assessment, assessment of meaningful clinical change, identification of intervention responses, and use of clinical prediction models. Readings, class discussion, in-class exercises, and exams will focus on applying statistical analyses to specific aspects of patient care.