Undergraduate | LTU-HEA201 | 2023
Integrating Evidence into Practice
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Gain skills to research, develop and refine practice-related questions. Create database search systems to find and use evidence. Assess the strength of evidence in practice. Consider and measure performance as an evidence-based practitioner.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 29 May 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Integrating Evidence into Practice
About this subject
- Ask, develop and refine relevant and answerable practice-related questions using a structured approach.
- Acquire evidence relevant to practice by developing and implementing complex and comprehensive search strategies applicable to databases and other repositories of evidence.
- Appraise the strength of evidence generated by a range of methodologies/methods.
- Apply appraised evidence to practice-related problems, issues or situations.
- Assess your own performance in developing capacity to be an evidence-based practitioner.
- • Introduction to enquiry 1.
- • Evidence based practice.
- • NHMRC hierarchy of evidence.
- • Systematic reviews.
- • Description and summary of quantitative data.
- • Introduction to enquiry 2.
- • Case control studies.
- • Understanding confidence intervals and p-values.
- • Sampling in quantitative research.
- • Cohort studies.
- • Measurement processes and measurement related issues.
- • Qualitative studies.
- • Randomised control trials.
In this subject, you will gain knowledge and skills that are needed to: develop answerable practice-related questions; develop and implement complex and comprehensive database searches to acquire and apply evidence that is relevant to practice related questions; appraise the strength of evidence acquired and reflect on your own performance in applying the answer to practice. During the course of this learning, you will begin to develop an understanding of research processes and, thereby, develop 'research literacy' as an essential tool for health practice and for the utilisation of research evidence in practice. Relevant aspects of research methods are introduced, and you will acquire knowledge relating to the selection and use of measures and/or tests that are used in research and in practice in your discipline.
- One 1,200 word assignment (30%)
- One 1,250 word report (30%)
- One 4 minute audio-visual presentation (30%)
- Develop a research question and database search (equivalent 300 words) (10%)
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To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- LAT-HUN-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Food and Nutrition
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
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- Other requirements - This subject is available through Open Universities Australia (OUA) and the course is restricted for enrolment. Single subject enrolments for restricted subjects are not available at OUA, please see https://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/apply/pathways/single-subject-entry for further information. Students who successfully complete two from the four open enrolment subjects (HBS101, DTN101, CHM101, PHE102) may apply under the Academic Eligibility category for admission to the restricted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition. You must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition to be eligible to enrol in all other non-open access subjects offered in the degree. A good internet connection is required due to the online delivery.
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