Introduces students to an evidence-based approach to health practice. Students will explore key research methodologies and designs. They will frame relevant structured questions, search databases and critically appraise different types of evidence to consider how that evidence might inform responses in day-to-day health practice settings.
- Introduction to evidence-based practice, research designs and methods
- Finding different types of evidence to answer research questions
- Quantitative research methodology and design
- Qualitative research methodology and design
- The process of appraising primary evidence
- Systematic reviews and their appraisal
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||design relevant structured questions and identify the best evidence for answering those questions||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||identify the most appropriate data sources for evidence related to relevant structured questions||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate understanding of the main health research philosophical perspectives and methodologies including their assumptions and practical applications||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||distinguish between different evidence types and research designs||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||critically appraise primary and secondary evidence to answer relevant structured questions.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Study Period 6
- Hoffmann, T, Bennett, S & Del Mar, C, 2017, Evidence-based practice across the health professions, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingston/Elsevier , Chatswood, NSW.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning (6 wks)|
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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