Delivery of health services requires the application of proven interventions. Practitioners in health service areas must be able to evaluate information they receive to make evidence-based decisions in order to justify their care. This unit enables participants to understand the concepts and methods of research so that they will be better able to evaluate evidence and its relevance to their practice and profession.
|Unit name||Evidence Based Research Methods|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Ms Rachael Berry|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Discuss the contribution of medical research to the development of clinical practice guidelines.
- Differentiate between various types of research methodologies commonly used in the healthcare sector and their implications.
- Apply basic search strategies to locate, utilise and reference relevant scientific literature.
- Evaluate, integrate and effectively communicate relevant published research findings.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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|Assessment||Assessment Task 1: Test or quiz (20%)|Assessment Task 2:Literature Review (50%)|Assessment Task 3: Journal article critique (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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