Report course 5: Research

This course focused on research. In chapter one of this syllabus is focusses on what evidence-based practice (EBP) is. Some practical research in healthcare is presented. The second chapter addresses the five steps of EBP (Step 1: Formulating the research question; Step 2: Efficient search for the best evidence; Step 3: Reviewing the literature; Step 4: Apply the result in practice; Step 5: Evaluate the process and the result).

The information regarding participation, time, conditions, etc. prior to the course was clear for all the participants. When we look to the course ‘Research’, all the participants are positive about the understandability of the content of the course. They indicate that the course was well-organized and found the course attractively designed, sufficiently interactive and appreciated the (interactive) assignments during the course.

The participants agreed that the content of the course suited their prior knowledge and their level well. The majority of the participants also found that the content of the course was relevant. Only 6% of the participants had no opinion about it and responded with neither agree or disagree. Almost 95% will integrate the course content in their teaching practice and indicate that they learned knew knowledge about occupational therapy.

The majority of the participants (88%) also found that the content of the course was in line with the daily reality in Ukraine. Only 7% found that the content of the course was not in line with the daily reality of Ukraine and 7% had no opinion about it. We believe of course that it is the task of the teachers to make the transition to the daily reality in Ukraine in order to make the content of the course accessible for Ukrainian students.

The course materials (syllabus and presentations) and the language used during the course were clear, and the participants saw the visual materials as an added value to the content of the course. There is also a consensus that the course was cohesive and had a logical structure. Furthermore, the participants indicated that the teaching methods were well-chosen and in line with the goals of the course. Moreover, all the participants indicate that the applied learning methods and activities were inspiring for their own teaching practice and that they would integrate the same learning methods and activities in their own teaching practice.

The participants moreover mentioned that attention was paid to recent developments within the field of occupational therapy during the course. Only 7% responded with neither agree nor disagree. The participants were also extremely positive about the trainer. They found that the trainer was able to keep their attention during the course and was open to questions and feedback. The trainer is seen as someone with sufficient professional knowledge and didactic skills to teach the course and someone who made good translations from theory to practice.