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.
|Unit name||Critical Evaluation of Research Literature|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Mr Colin Curtain (Coordinator) and other academic staff at the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine.
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,055.00||019907|
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Online via WebCT Vista, online discussion forums.
Two assignments. Assignment 1 worth 10% (max word count 700). Assignment 2 worth 90% (max word count 5000 to 7000).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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