International expert to present workshop on evidence in Communication Pathology - 7 Aug 2012

Posted on June 13, 2012

Evidence-based practice is an accepted principle in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, medicine, and multiple other professions involved in intervention. This course will provide the necessary background on what evidence entails, how to peruse the literature for evidence, types of evidence, how to collect evidence, and ethical issues regarding evidence-based practice and research.

Outline of course content
• Defining key concepts like outcomes, efficacy and effectiveness
• Explanation of the nature of evidence (levels of evidence)
• How to plan treatment and consider evidence
• How to do research in this field
• Consideration of ethical matters in evidence-based practice

Course outcomes
After completion of this course, the attendants should be able to:
• explain important concepts related to evidence-based practice;
• identify strengths and weaknesses of a range of clinical research designs in order to critically evaluate the quality of evidence; and
• plan and implement controlled treatment studies.

Who should attend the course?
Professionals and students in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and any other professional involved in intervention.

Admission requirements
Qualified professionals and students registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Course structure and venue
This is a half-day course presented at the Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, Hatfield Campus.

Parking is available in the UP Parkade for R20.

Assessment and accreditation
A certificate of attendance with 5 CPD points (2 Ethics) will be issued to all delegates.

Course fee
The course fee is R450 per delegate and includes all course notes, lunch and refreshments.
The course fee for early registration – before 16 July 2012 – is R390.

Registration form
Information brochure


Course coordinator
Nathalie van Waeyenberge
Cell: +27(0)83 320 9421
Fax: +27(0)86 216 9015
Email: [email protected]

Course leader and host
Prof Anita van der Merwe
[email protected]

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