Evidence Informed Clinical Practice - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Essay 1 (40%) , Essay 2 (60%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,950.00
International 3,200.00

This unit will explore issues in practice; critically appraise and synthesise evidence for practice using established hierarchies. Interpret the impact of national and state policy and standards in health care; incorporate continuous quality improvement; and propose strategies to enable translation of evidence into practice.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. evaluate health care within scope of practice
  2. evaluate current practice in the health care system
  3. incorporate evidence-informed practice into the compilation of a comprehensive project brief.
  • Essay 1 (40%)
  • Essay 2 (60%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Evidence Based Practice & developing a clinical question
2Performing a structured search for evidence
3Critical appraisal of the evidence
4Reviewing the literature and presenting the evidence
5Translating and utilising evidence in practice

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Book of Readings

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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