Integrating Evidence into Practice
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- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- 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 a practice-related problem or issue or situations;
- assess your own performance in developing capacity to be an evidence-based practitioner.
- Introduction to Enquiry 1
- Evidence Based Practice
- NHMRC Heirarchy 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
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:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation you will be permitted to enrol in this subject, however you should withdraw your enrolment, or it will be withdrawn on your behalf, if you are unsuccessful in passing the prerequisite subject once results are released.
- Other requirements - This subjects is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.
In this subject, students gain knowledge and skills that are needed to: develop and refine answerable practice-related questions; develop and implement complex and comprehensive database searches to acquire evidence that is relevant to practice-related questions; appraise the strength of evidence acquired by the searches, apply the acquired evidence to relevant aspects of practice, and reflect on their own performance in asking and answering a practice-related question and applying the answer to practice. During the course of this learning, students 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 their discipline.
- 1 x 1500 word assignment (40%)
- 1 x 1250 word report (30%)
- One audio-visual presentation (equivalent to 1000 words) (30%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
Textbook information is pending.