Introduces students to an evidence-based approach to health practice. Students are taught how to frame relevant structured questions, search and appraise the available evidence, and use this to develop appropriate responses in day-to-day health practice settings.
Topic 1: Evidence-based practice
Topic 2: Finding the evidence
Topic 3: Types of evidence
Topic 4: Critical appraisal of the evidence
Topic 5: Using the evidence: Appraising clinical guidelines
Topic 6: Using the evidence: Implementation
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||examine the steps in evidence-based practice and the role that critical appraisal takes in informing decisions in health practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||frame relevant, structured questions and identify the best evidence for answering those questions||Intellectual rigour|
|3||identify and search the most appropriate data sources for evidence related to relevant, structured questions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically appraise appropriate evidence to answer relevant, structured questions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||use critical appraisals to consider implications for practice||Lifelong learning|
|6||plan a strategy to change healthcare practice based on results from critical appraisals.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Study Period 3
- Hoffmann, T., Del Mar, C., & Bennett, S., 2017, Evidence-based practice across the health professions, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW. ISBN: Print 9780729542555.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning (6 wks)|
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