Courses & Units

Evidence Based Health Care CSA288




The Evidence Based Health Care unit is a foundation course developing your ability to understand the concepts of evidence based practice in health care delivery and to apply its principles to your own health professional environment. This unit introduces you to the principles of evidence based practice, encompassing not only its strengths, but also its limitations. The unit outlines the components and determinants of evidence based practice, including the evaluation of literature, health economics and health statistics, the role and autonomy of the patient, risk assessment and prioritisation, clinical decision making, and quality and safety management.


Unit name Evidence Based Health Care
Unit code CSA288
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Daniel Hoyle
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Summer school On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Summer school 3/1/2022 14/1/2022 31/1/2022 27/2/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • analyse situations and utilise decision making skills when assessing professional, legal and ethical aspects of pharmacy practice.
  • demonstrate an understanding (and practice) of ethical practice for healthcare professionals.
  • demonstrate an ability to work effectively as part of teams/groups and constructively contribute to learning.
  • search, evaluate and appropriately reference drug information and pharmacy related literature.
  • apply an evidence-based decision framework in the management of medicines and use of healthcare interventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060500 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • 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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning resources (equivalent to 3 hours of activity per week) with supporting workshops.

AssessmentTake home written exam (40%)|Group debate presentation (10%)|Role play activity (10%)|Written assignment 2: Statistics (15%)|Written assignment 1: Critical review of health care literature (25%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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