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College of Health Care Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328

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Overview

The Research Academy is designed to enable faculty members to further develop their skills in evaluating and conducting research, as well as participate in grant-related activity. The Research Academy offers two different courses: Evidence-based Practice and Research Grant Preparation. Through innovative online teaching and learning processes, the Research Academy offers several different tools to enhance skills related to building and refining research skills.

This track will help faculty who are teaching clinical content to gain skills and enhance appreciation of evidence-based practice resources and strategies to implement and teach evidence-based practice in their respective disciplines. Learning module topics include appraising evidence and incorporating evidence-based practice into clinical course teaching.

Objectives:

  1. Understand basic research methodology and statistical analyses pertaining to evidence-based practice.
  2. Discuss the evolution of the evidence-based practice movement.
  3. Use established process to ask and answer a clinical question.
  4. Discuss the published scales on analyzing articles.
  5. Explore some of the best databases for finding discipline-specific evidence.
  6. Demonstrate competence in critiquing intervention, diagnostic, prognostic, systematic review, clinical practice guidelines, outcome measures, and qualitative studies.

The Step Into Research course will assist faculty who have minimal research experience or research education, to acquire introductory-level knowledge about research design, methods, concepts, and internal funding.  This course will provide participants with the basic skills necessary to design a research study, submit for internal grant funding, and execute and complete a study.

Objectives

  1. Explore and discuss possible research topics in a participant’s respective discipline
  2. Formulate a research question from an idea
  3. Explore and identify the best databases for finding discipline-specific evidence
  4. Use established processes to ask and answer a clinical question
  5. Understand basic research methodology and statistical analyses pertaining to research
  6. Discuss the published scales for analyzing articles
  7. Demonstrate competence in critiquing intervention, diagnostic, prognostic, systematic review, clinical practice guidelines, outcome measures, and qualitative studies

Application

There is an open application process for all CHCS Academy related courses. Use the Academy Application link under the Center for Academic and Professional Excellence to apply for the Research Academy courses.