We have another new student project about to commence. Led by Eric Robertson, this project was created by and for the students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Texas State University -San Marcos, and is part of the Orthopaedic curriculum.
The assignment aims to challenge the students to explore a given topic related to upper extremity course topics, integrate best evidence, including analysis of clinical trials, and develop and present professional digital content. The task is to develop a Physiopedia page after a review of the current best evidence on a given orthopaedic topic. The page should be an evidence-based review of your findings. This project will also consist of an oral group presentation of your page and topic, as well as the off-line submission of a one page critical analysis of a high-quality clinical trial.
The objectives of the project include:
- Coherently present diagnostic methods and intervention strategies or techniques for patients with selected upper extremity (UE) disorders.
- Search for, analyze, and integrate the best evidence related to a given UE topic to guide physical therapist practice.
- Develop digital media (web page, images, and video as appropriate) to present findings to the class, other students, and the general body of practicing physical therapists via an open international wiki site.
We look forward to seeing the results of this project and thank all Eric’s students in advance for all their hard work and contributions to updating this international physical therapy and physiotherapy resource.