RHSC 583
Applying Research to Practice

Course Description

This course is intended to enable practitioners to critically review recent research in different areas of rehabilitation practice, and theories or research for knowledge transfer, under the guidance of a content expert (e.g. leadership and management, cardiac rehabilitation, ethics in practice). RHSC 501 Evidence for Practice is the pre-requisite. RHSC 583 topics vary year to year based on the interests and needs of MRSc learners.

Learners in the Master of Rehabilitation Science program may take the 1.5 credit courses up to 4 times (for a total of 6 credits) as long as each course taken is on a different topic. Critiquing research is a required pre-requisite for assessing the transferability of new knowledge to practice.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  1. Critique research and/or theories on the course topic,
  2. Develop plans/approaches for transferring new knowledge on the topic to rehabilitation practice, and
  3. Critique plans/approaches for transferring new knowledge on the course topic to health care contexts.

2016/17 Topics

Sep 6 Oct 21, 2016: Sec 018: Program Evaluation (1.5 credits, 7 weeks)
Instructor: TBA
Building on the introduction to program evaluation in RHSC 507, this course enables greater exploration and application of approaches for obtaining feedback about the effectiveness of processes and services to guide improvements in rehabilitation programs.

Sep 6 Dec 9, 2016: Sec 018/019: Program Evaluation & Quality Improvement (3 credits, 13 weeks)
Instructor: TBA
Building on the introduction to program evaluation in RHSC 507, Part I of this course enables greater exploration and application of approaches for obtaining feedback about the effectiveness of processes and services to guide improvements in rehabilitation programs. In Part II, Quality Improvement (QI) models will be explored to extend learning related to improving rehabilitation services. Understanding concepts of QI as they apply to healthcare will provide a foundation for developing and evaluating plans for enhancing efficiencies and improving patient satisfaction. 

NOTE: Register only for RHSC 583, sec 018; then notify staff immediately if you wish to register in sec 019 (Part II). 

Jan 3 Apr 7, 2017: Sec 007/022: Interprofessional Practice (3 credits)
Instructor: TBA
Patients today often have complex care needs that can be best addressed with an interprofessional approach. Learners find the exploration of recent research and best practices in this course valuable for developing and/or enhancing interprofessional practice. 

NOTE: Register only for RHSC 583, sec 007; staff will automatically register you in sec 022 at a later date. 

Apr 10 Jun 30, 2017: Sec 002/021: Transformational Leadership (3 credits)
Instructor: Jason Giesbrecht
Transformational leaders inspire, empower, and motivate others to perform at their best. Learners will explore the latest concepts and best practices on Transformational Leadership, and through practical application, assess how this leadership approach can foster success. 

NOTE: Register only for RHSC 583, sec 002; staff will automatically register you in sec 021 when it becomes available in April 2017.

 

2017/18 Topics

TBA

 

Course Readings

Required Textbook:

De Poy, E., & Gitlin, L. N. (2015). Introduction to research: Understanding and applying multiple strategies (5th ed.). St Louis, MO: Elsevier.

References for the required core RHSC 583 readings will be provided to registered learners prior to the course. They can be accessed electronically through the UBC library.