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DPT 702 Principles of Inquiry is the initial research course for the Campbell University Physical Therapy program. This research instruction lesson, taught at the very beginning of the course, introduces students to building a clinical question using the PICO format and then completing a literature search in three different clinical databases (PubMed, CINAHL, and SPORTDiscus) using keywords from their clinical questions. As a result, students develop familiarity with literature searching, which helps them as they work on their paper to identify relevant articles and appropriately use the research databases to which the library has access.

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ACRL Framework, information literacy, Research as Inquiry, Searching as Strategic Exploration, physical therapy, principles of Inquiry, clinical question, PICO, literature searching


Medicine and Health Sciences

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Campbell University Physical Therapy 702 Principles of Inquiry Lesson Plan