Curriculum | Bachelor of Physiotherapy | Research methodology and biostatistics | paper code-03050406

BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY-1V Year

paper code-03050406

Research methodology and biostatistics

 

TEACHING HOURS: 80

THEORY: 80 MARKS

TIME: 3 HOURS

Note For Paper setters / Examiners

  • Paper setter is required to set six questions from the entire syllabus.
  • Student will be required to attempt four questions carrying ten marks each

 

Course Objective:- The objective of this course is that ,it  provides a comprehensive introduction to research proposal writing, research methodologies, and foundational research theories and protocols. Students in the course learn about the cyclical nature of applied research and the iterative process of research writing. The course teaches students how to write a proposal, engage in independent studies, and work collaboratively and in Biostatistics  the student will be  introduced to  the basic principles and methods of biostatistics, providing a sound methodological foundation for health outcomes research. The purpose of the course is to teach fundamental concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications in health care research. Basic statistics, including probability, descriptive statistics and inferential statics for means and proportions, and regression methods are presented.

 

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

 

UNIT TOPICS LEARNING OBJECTIVES (At the end of the session the student should be able to) TEACHING GUIDELINES TEACHING METHODOLOGY TIME
1 Introduction to Research To know about basics of research. To Cover: Introduction and importance in clinical practice, scientific approach, Characteristics, purpose and limitations of research. Lecture Presentation 3 Hrs.
2. techniques of descriptive research describe the different techniques of descriptive research To Cover: Techniques of descriptive research- Central tendency, measures of dispersion, tables graphs, normal distributions Lecture Presentation

 

Group Discussion

6 Hrs.
3 Ethical Issues in Research To identify various ethical issues involved in research To Cover: Issues in research, errors, elements of informed consent Lecture Presentation 4 Hrs
4 Research Question Identify various steps involved in formulating a Research Question. To Cover: Importance and need for   research question and literature review.

 

Lecture Presentation 4 Hrs.
5. Research design Define Research Design, Describe various  research design To Cover: Designing research, basic                                                                  concepts and statics.

 

Lecture Presentation 6 Hrs.
6. Research proposal Identify the contents of a research proposal To Cover: Designing a structure of research proposal.

 

Lecture discussion with examples of journals shown in class. 6 Hrs.
7. Techniques of data collection Identify the methods of collection of data To Cover: Questioners, surveys and sampling. Principal of Measurement

 

Lecture Presentation

 

Group Discussion

6 Hrs.
8. Reliability & Validity To know about reliability & validity To Cover: -Definition of reliability & its type and need of reliability in research

-Definition of validity & its type and need of validity in research

Lecture Presentation

 

Group Discussion

6 Hrs.
9. Critical Analysis of Research Identify the various steps involved in critical analysis of research To Cover: Reading published research and critically analyzing it.

 

Lecture Presentation

Criticizing a published research in class

3 Hrs.
10. research writing for publication describe the various steps involved in research report writing and different types of report writing To Cover: Writing research for publication:-Significance of report writing, different steps in writing report, types of reports, mechanics of writing a research report and precautions for writing research reports Lecture discussion with examples of journals shown in class. 3 Hrs.
11. stage presentation of research identify the techniques used in stage presentation of research To Cover: Basic concepts for stage presentations of research. Lecture Presentation

seminar presentation

3 Hrs.

 

BIOSTATISTICS

UNIT TOPICS LEARNING OBJECTIVES (At the end of the session the students should be able to ) TEACHING GUIDELINES TEACHING

METHODOLOGY

TIME
1 Introduction to biostatistics The know about the purpose of basics concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics in health care To Cover: Introduction to biostatistics-

·         Descriptive statistics

·         Inferential statistics

Lecture Presentation

 

problem solving exercises

8 Hrs.
2. types of statistics to describe the different tests used to compare means(Application of tests with specific research design) To Cover: Types of statistics-

·         Non-parametric statistics

·         Parametric statics

Lecture Presentation

Group discussion with an example

Workshop

6 Hrs.
3 Analysis of Variance To describe the tests used for multiple comparisons(Application of tests with specific research design) To Cover: analysis of variance-

one way analysis of variance

two way analysis of variance

Lecture Presentation

 

Group discussion with an example

Workshop

8 Hrs
4 Correlations To describe the parametric and nonparametric test used for correlation research design(Application of tests with specific research design) To Cover: Correlations-

·         Non-parametric test for correlation design

·         Parametric test for correlation design

Lecture Presentation

 

Group discussion with an example

Workshop

8 Hrs.

 

 

Books  Recommended

 

  1. Methods in Biostatistics- Mahajan- J P
  2. Research Methodology- CR Kothari
  3. Statistics in Medicine-Colton-Little Brown. Boston
  4. Research Methods for Clinical Therapist- Carolyn M Hicks
  5. Research in Physical Therapy-Christopher E. Bork
  6. Biostatistics The manual for Statistical methods for in health and nutrition-KV Rao. JP
  7. Research methods in behavioural Sciences- Mohsin- Ori

 

Admission Open- 2018