Most classes sessions will require that you complete a
brief quiz based on the assigned readings for that session. These
quizzes can be accessed through the "Test & Quiz" section
of Courseworks for this class. Refer to the course syllabus for each
class to determine if a quiz is assigned. All quizzes will be available
immediately following the class session for that topic. Quizzes must be
completed prior to the beginning of the following class at which time
the quiz will no longer be available. All quizzes have randomly
selected questions from a larger pool of questions so individual
students will not have identical quiz questions. The quizzes are
automatically graded and students may access their grades upon
completion in the "Grade Book" section of Courseworks. The
quizzes will count 50% toward the final course grade.
class will be subdivided into teams of approximately six students each.
These teams will work throughout the semester on assignments. Teams may
be organized around areas of common interest to the extent possible
such as field of practice, population or problem. During the first
class students will be offered the opportunity to form teams on their
own. Most classes will provide break-out time for students to work in
their teams on in-class problems. Students are encouraged to assist one
another in completion of the in-class problems as well as the
assignments. Please see the course syllabus for each session team
course grade will be based on quizzes (50%) and in-class team
assignments completed by each team (50%). Team members will share the
team grade. Teams will post their weekly in-class assignments on the Discussion Board prior to the
beginning of the following class (teams can begin to work on the
assignment during class in the breakout groups and then continue
working on them during the week). Please see Discussion Board link for
Elective Bonus Assignment:
In Chapter 3 of the Rubin
text four types of evidence-based practice questions are described.
Identify one question from your field work for each of the four types
described by Rubin in Chapter 3. Rubin lists four common types of EBP
questions that a practitioner might ask as follows:
intervention, program or policy has the best effects?
factors best predict desirable or undesirable outcomes?
it like to have had my client’s experiences?
assessment tool should be used?
For each of the four
questions state your proposed evidence search plan including databases
that you will search and search terms you will use.
Locate one published article
relevant to each one of your four evidence-based practice questions. Write a brief assessment of each
article’s quality and relevance to your evidence-based practice question.
Taking into account the
information you have gathered draw conclusions about the quality of the
evidence and what you consider the best answer to the evidence-based
practice questions that you have posed.