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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- 23 Oct 2023
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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
- Equipment requirements - 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).
- Software requirements - 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.
- Other requirements -
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 modern health and social care, actions and advice must be based on reliable and up-to-date information and evidence. Studying this subject will equip you with foundational skills for using information and evidence in social care and health professional practice. With a focus on learning and decision making, you will identify sources of information and evidence for health and social care, analysing how research and evidence-based practice has improved outcomes for individuals and communities. Examining the strengths, limitations and challenges of using an evidence-based approach in health and social care, you will explore the evolution of information and evidence and its impact on the development of health professional education and practice.
Using a structured approach to locate, collate and present information and evidence in contextually appropriate ways in a range of formats, the subject will also help you to develop your research skills.
Assessment 1: Written Assessment; 900 words; Relates to Learning Outcome: 1, 4, 6 Assessment 2: Written Assessment; 1200 words; Relates to Learning Outcome: 1-6 Online Activities: 900 words (equivalent); Relates to Learning Outcome: 1-6
- Written Assessment (30%)
- Written Assessment (40%)
- Online Presentation (30%)
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