PAM 503 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice (4 SH)

Prerequisite: Admission to PA program

Lecture

This course will provide an overview of the research process, research methods, and evidence-based practices (EBP). Problem analysis and evaluation techniques are presented. Students are shown methods for defining, researching, analyzing, and evaluating problems. Students will be exposed to research tools and study approach, design, data collection, analysis and reporting methods. In addition, students will be exposed to EBP methods including critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative studies and methods to apply EBP in clinical medicine. Health care delivery will be reviewed in the setting of evidence based practice.