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EBP is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. Clinical expertise refers to the clinician’s cumulated experience, education and clinical skills.

Course Goals

  • To identify the sources of evidences
  • To understand the hierarchy of evidences
  • To understand how to critically appraise a topic
  • To learn the essential knowledge and skills, how to search and where to search for evidences
  • To understand the evidence based practice in speech therapy


Course Description

This course will cover evidence based clinical decision making skills including locating and accessing source of evidence ,  evaluate the levels of evidence, applying evidence to clinical practice and integrating  patient values ,performance and clinical experience. This course is designed to provide MS SLP/SLT students knowledge and skills in critical inquiry, including review and analysis of articles and writing in professional and medical journals and books. Literature review and data collection methods for professional literature will be included.

About Rehabilitation Sciences

The Riphah College of Rehabilitation Science (RCRS) was established in 2007 under the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) of Riphah International University with the aim to produce graduates of Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation Professions in Pakistan according to international standards. Riphah is the pioneer institute in the Entry level Doctor of physical therapy program (DPT) and Post Professional Doctor of Physical therapy program (PP-DPT) in Pakistan (Equivalency of 18 years of schooling/M.Phil as per HEC criteria).The College has the largest and highly qualified faculty of physical therapy. This is the only institute which has foreign qualified faculty (UK & USA). 

The college has two campuses, Islamabad and Lahore. The college also has great contribution for the uplifting of rehabilitation sciences professions by enhancing the knowledge and skills of the practicing clinicians. The college has a leading role by developing uniform DPT curriculum in the country. 

The Director of the College was nominated as secretary of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) national curriculum revision committee (NCRC)

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