Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice & developing a clinical question
    • Performing a structured search for evidence
    • Critical appraisal of the evidence
    • Reviewing the literature and presenting the evidence
    • Translating and utilising evidence in practice
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Book of readings
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

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

  1. propose questions arising from clinical practice
  2. critically appraise research using evidence-based frameworks for decision-making in clinical practice
  3. incorporate strategies for translating evidence into practice.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay 1 (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay 2 (60%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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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