CRITICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EVIDENCE

HCS5CIE

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

This subject builds on students' knowledge of evidence based practice theory and skills in searching for and critiquing research evidence and then applies this knowledge to different kinds of evidence and practice contexts. Students will learn how to collaborate and effectively communicate within teams to prioritise actions and manage risks. They will learn how to search and critically evaluate the best available research evidence presented in clinical practice guidelines. They will also synthesise knowledge resources to determine the best available evidence. They will generate ideas and develop new resources that address complex problems in practice settings.

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas,taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn O'Halloran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HCS4EPS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificEvidence Based Practice across the health professionsRecommendedHoffmann et alChurchill Livingstone

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply an evidence based approach to the construction and implementation of a systematic search of the literature to find and report on relevant Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Activities:
Students will have access to online resources and a libguide on searching for Clinical Practice Guidelines. Students will demonstrate their learning on this by submitting a written document detailing their strategy and results.

02. Analyse, reflect critically on and evaluate a Clinical Practice Guideline.

Activities:
Students will have access online to a prescribed clinical practice guideline to critique and the AGREE II tool. Students will demonstrate their learning on this by submitting a written document on the critical appraisal of a clinical practice guideline using the AGREE II tool.

03. Write a critical appraisal of a qualitative research study and synthesise the findings of this research with the findings of a Clinical Practice Guideline with intellectual rigour and curiosity.

Activities:
Students will have online access to a guide for literature on the client/ patient experience and access to a critical appraisal tool for qualitative literature. Students will demonstrate their learning by submitting a written document that critiques a relevant piece of research and critically evaluate the findings of the research with the findings of the nominated Clinical Practice Guideline.

04. Communicate effectively and work collaboratively within a team to develop an innovative professional resource for new graduates.

Activities:
Students will have online access to ways to conduct a meeting, allocate tasks, identify and address risks and record minutes from the meeting. They will be given online suggestions to prompt them to think creatively and flexibly.

05. Generate a range of creative strategies to facilitate the implementation of the best available research evidence into practice.

Activities:
Students will demonstrate their learning by working in groups to give a 30 minute oral presentation that includes the discussion of a range of creative ideas to facilitate implementation of the evidence into practice. They will also develop a resource that will facilitate the implementation of evidence into practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Azul

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 2.0 hours workshop every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment 3000 word equivalent30 01, 02
Group written assignment 1500 words equivalent (250 words each)20 03
Group presentation 5 minutes each (equivalent to 500 words each)This is a face to face seminar that will occur during the exam period.20 04, 05
Group resource 4500 words (equivalent to 750 words each)30 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn O'Halloran

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours unscheduled online class every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 2.0 hours workshop every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual written assignment 3000 word equivalent30 01, 02
Group written assignment 1500 words equivalent (250 words each)20 03
Group presentation 5 minutes each (equivalent to 500 words each)This is a face to face seminar that will occur during the exam period.20 04, 05
Group resource 4500 words (equivalent to 750 words each)30 04, 05