Courses & Units

Critical Evaluation of Research Literature CSA727

Hobart

Introduction

This unit provides students with an understanding of research literature in health sciences. Scientific literature and related pharmaceutical literature including trade publications will be appraised. The principles and skills in evaluation and interpretation of the literature will be discussed and applied to assess the validity of clinical trial design, and the presentation and interpretation of results. Basic information retrieval skills will be applied to bibliographic databases.

Summary

Unit name Critical Evaluation of Research Literature
Unit code CSA727
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy
Teaching staff

Mr Colin Curtain (Coordinator) and other academic staff at the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015
Summer school 1/1/2015 12/1/2015 28/1/2015 25/2/2015
Winter school 30/5/2015 8/6/2015 20/6/2015 12/7/2015
Spring school 17/10/2015 1/11/2015 23/11/2015 30/12/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2015: $1,096.00 2015: $1,957.00 019907

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online via WebCT Vista, online discussion forums.

Assessment

Two assignments. Assignment 1 worth 10% (max word count 700). Assignment 2 worth 90% (max word count 5000 to 7000).

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Textbooks

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