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ISPO UK MS Short Courses


Research in O & P:  A Practical Approach to Generating Research and Clinical Evidence

Friday 14th July 2017    10.00 am – 4.00 pm   Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

This course is suitable for all disciplines under the remit of ISPO.  

Confirmed Contributors

Dr John Head, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Salford
Dr Michael McGrath, Research Scientist – Clinical Evidence, Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd

Dr David Moser, Head of Research & Principle Research Engineer, Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd
Dr Imad Sedki, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, RNOH, Stanmore

Course Aim and Outline

The aim of this course is to provide the tools and information required to encourage rehabilitation professionals to disseminate their knowledge, work and experience. Limited clinical evidence is available in the field of P & O rehabilitation to support current practice. The course is designed to encourage active participation and facilitate a logical approach to the dissemination and presentation of clinical evidence to support best practice.  Topics for discussion will include:

  • What is evidence?

  • Forms of evidence?

  • Why is evidence so important?

  • Defining research and the process
  • Getting started, formulating research aims and objectives
  • Formulating a hypothesis

  • Study design and planning
  • What to measure and why?

  • Analysis and dissemination of research
  • Appropriate formats and forums – case studies, free papers, poster presentations, peer reviewed journals
  • Barriers and pitfalls

  • Seeking support

  • Disseminating research

  • Discussion and the role of ISPO in this area

This course is suitable for all disciplines under the remit of ISPO.  

Registration essential:  ISPO members: FREE    Non-members: £50     Students: £25
To register, complete the attached form (link to Research140717 word doc) and return by e-mail to info@ispo.org.uk, or post to ISPO UK MS Secretariat, PO Box 7225, Pitlochry, PH16 9AH   Tel:  01796 473556

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