This unit will enable participants to understand the fundamental concepts and methods of research so that they are able to locate and evaluate evidence and interpret its relevance to their practice and profession. Students will develop an understanding of the role of proven interventions in the delivery of health services and understand that practitioners in health service areas must be able to evaluate information they receive to make evidence-based decisions in order to justify the care that they provide to patients.
|Unit name||Research Literacy|
|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|
|Hobart||Paramedicine Study Period 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Paramedicine Study Period 1||21/2/2022||12/3/2022||11/4/2022||29/5/2022|
* 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).
- Discuss the contribution of medical research to the development of evidence-based practice
- Differentiate between various types of research methodologies and methods commonly used in healthcare
- Apply basic search strategies using scientific databases to source, utilise and reference relevant scientific literature
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
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
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CAA209 or CAM103
|Assessment||Online quizzes (20%)|Short report (35%)|Literature review (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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