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Evidence Based Practice: Course Outline (SLPEB713)

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 Outline


  • Introduction and course overview including
  • What is EBM/EBP, the importance of EBP (Evidence based practice) 
  • Introduction to evidenced based practice in speech therapy
  • Development Of evidence-Based Knowledge
  • How to be evidence based practitioner?
  • Outcomes in evidence-based practice
  • Searching for the evidence
  • Evaluating the evidence
  • Systematically Reviewing the Evidence
  • The Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral interventions with people with chronic pain
  • Examples of critical reviews of the literature
  • Evaluating the Evidence (Economic Analysis)
  • Building Evidence in Practice
  • Practice Guidelines, Algorithms, and Clinical Pathways
  • Communicating evidence to clients, managers and funders
  • Healthcare delivery of rehabilitation services for acute post acute stroke
  • Outcome measures rating form design
  • Critical review form for the quantitative studies
  • Guidelines for critical review form (Quantitative Studies)
  • Instructions for the use of the functional independence (Measure Decision Trees)

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