Information and Evidence in Health and Social Care
Examine sources for knowledge and decision making in health and social care. Consider the strengths and challenges of using an evidence based approach in the industry.
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- 26 Oct 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- identify and evaluate sources of knowledge for learning and health professional practice;
- describe the evolution of information and evidence in health and social care and its impact on the development of health professional education and practice;
- provide examples of how information and evidence has resulted in research and evidence based practice for improved outcomes for individuals and communities;
- demonstrate a beginning ability to initiate inquiry in their chosen profession;
- use a structured approach to locate and collate information and evidence; and
- present information and evidence in contextually appropriate ways in a range of formats.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - Please refer students to link for requirements: http://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component.
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In this subject you will explore sources of knowledge for learning and professional practice. You will develop the foundational knowledge and skills for using information for learning and decision making in health and social care as well as examine some of the strengths, limitations and challenges of using an evidence based approach in health and social care.
Assessment 1: Written Assessment; 1000 words; Relates to Learning Outcome: 1-3, 6 Assessment 2: Written Assessment; 2000 words; Relates to Learning Outcome: 6 Online Presentation: 1000 words or equivalent; Relates to Learning Outcome: 4, 5
- Written Assessment (30%%)
- Written Assessment (40%%)
- Online Presentation (30%%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.