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Journal of Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration

Abstract

Occupational therapy (OT) academia is responsible for educating students about evidence-based practice (EBP). Unfortunately, students rarely see the connection between academic assignments related to research and application in clinical practice. Academicians need to explore instructional methods to help students bridge the gap between the classroom and being able to apply them in a clinical setting. Stube and Jedlicka (2007) noted that teaching strategies and methods that incorporate what students perceive as being clinically relevant promotes learning and utilization of evidence into practice. The purpose of this paper is to report the outcomes related to combining the concepts of problem-based learning (PBL) to teach students in an OT program how to utilize clinically relevant evidence to address case-based client problems and how students translated the concepts to actual client care.

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