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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Explores the relationship between evidence-based practice, translational science and implementation science within a health care and health policy context. Students undertake critical investigations to apply these concepts to evidence-based decision making. Additionally, students explore the methods for evaluating the processes and outcomes of evidence translation and implementation, as well as the mechanisms for delivering sustainable change in health care and health policy.

Unit content

Topic 1: Evidence-based practice

Topic 2: Translational science

Topic 3: Implementation science

Topic 4: Applying evidence-based practice, translational science and implementation science to evidence-based decision making

Topic 5: Evaluating evidence translation and implementation

Topic 6: Sustainable changes in health care and health policy 

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the evidence-based practice paradigmEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
2explain the role of translational science in contemporary health care and health policyEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate a deep understanding of implementation science within a health context, including the implementation and de-implementation of health care practicesEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate application of evidence-based practice, translational science and implementation science to evidence-based decision makingEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5critically examine the methods for evaluating the processes and outcomes of evidence translation and implementation, including changes in practice and policyEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
6analyse the mechanisms for delivering sustainable change in health care and health policyEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the evidence-based practice paradigm
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. explain the role of translational science in contemporary health care and health policy
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate a deep understanding of implementation science within a health context, including the implementation and de-implementation of health care practices
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate application of evidence-based practice, translational science and implementation science to evidence-based decision making
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. critically examine the methods for evaluating the processes and outcomes of evidence translation and implementation, including changes in practice and policy
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. analyse the mechanisms for delivering sustainable change in health care and health policy
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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