Online Course
Defining the Evidence Based Practice Decision Making Model
Demystify evidence-based practice and clear the way for optimal outcomes

1-1.5 hours





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Benita Olivier
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Prof. Olivier is a physiotherapist and researcher who focuses on sports injury risk reduction and research capacity development

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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Evidence-based practice and its different domains can feel daunting for many rehabilitation professionals. We tend to be well-trained and comfortable considering our patients' preferences and values and trust our clinical expertise, but often, the research domain causes uncertainty. However, we still need to consider and apply all the different domains of evidence-based practice to ensure the best possible outcome for every patient. This course highlights the different steps of the evidence-based practice model and its challenges and benefits.


This course aims to provide you with more insight into the evidence-based practice model.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


  • Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.
  • Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
  • Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.
  • Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the different domains of the revised model of evidence-based practice developed by Satterfield et al. (2009)
  • choose the appropriate step to follow in the evidence-based practice model based on case-based scenarios
  • identify the applications, challenges and advantages of evidence-based practice

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Benita Olivier: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This course is a great refresher for Physios who have been practising for a while and have lost track of how to filter the too much available information online.