Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Print Materials
      • Study guide
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. ask, develop and refine relevant and answerable practice-related questions using a structured approach
  2. acquire evidence relevant to practice by developing and implementing complex and comprehensive search strategies applicable to databases and other repositories of evidence
  3. appraise the strength of evidence generated by a range of methodologies/methods
  4. apply appraised evidence to a practice-related problem or issue or situations
  5. assess your own performance in developing capacity to be an evidence-based practitioner.
  • Assignment 1 - 1 x 1500 word assignment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - 1 x 1250 word report (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - AV Presentation = 1000 words (30%)

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

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

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