Prerequisite: Admission to PA program
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 approaches, 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.