RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE

HLT1RAE

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the use of research-based evidence in professional health care practice. Working in interprofessional teams and using a range of case scenarios, students will develop research skills in areas relevant to their field of practice. Through online activities and workshops, students will learn about the role of evidence-based practice in health. Areas of study include systematic approaches to acquiring evidence, critical appraisal of the literature, interpretation of research design, descriptive and inferential statistics and assessment of research outcomes. Students will learn how an evidence-based approach in health informs clinical practice. Students will develop research skills to determine the most appropriate intervention techniques for application in a given clinical population, while understanding the complex interaction between social, economic and environmental influences that contribute to sustainability thinking in health research.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HEA102

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available as an elective option for students University-wide, depending upon quotas. Priority enrolment is given to Core First Year Health Science students for which this subject is core. However, quotas for allowing extra enrolments have been set for this subject and site as an elective option. For approval and information on quotas, please contact the Subject Coordinator or Core First Year Coordinator or Deputy Core First Year Coordinator. Following is a list of course codes for which this subject is core: HBES, HBESB, HBHSB, HBHS, HDHSB, HBHN, HBNPRW, RBN, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBPHPB, HZHCAU, HZHCCA, HZHSDP, HZNDP, HZESPB, HZHHIM, HZMCHM, HZHSB, HZHSID, HZNM, HZNMD, HZHSOT, HZHSOW, HZHSOB, HZHSOM, HZHSOS, HZHOT, HZHOTW, HZHOTB, HZHOTM, HZHOTS, HZHORT, HZVSO, HZPPHB, HZPPNW, HZPPNB, HZPPNM, HZPPNP, HZHSPW, HZHSPB, HZHSPP, HZHPPM, HZHSPS, HZPHPW, HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZPHPM, HZPHPS, HZHPDW, HZHPDB, HZHPOD, HZHPDM, HZHPDS, HZLLPP, HZHPO, HZPOTC, HZHSSW, HZHSSB, HZHSSP, HZHSSM, HZHSSS, HZHCSW, HZHCSB, HZHCSP, HZHCSM, HZHCSS, AZAHS, HES.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch basics for health sciences [E-Resource]PrescribedMurley,G.S., Erickson,S., Hodgkin,S., & Karasmanis,S. (Eds.). (2012)LMS SITE, FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the different forms and roles of evidence, in health care practice, including the key stages of research development.

Activities:
Students will discuss different forms and the relative merit of evidence obtained from different sources, including anecdotal and research-based evidence.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Utilise systematic search methods to obtain, interpret and summarise key design elements of peer-reviewed journal articles or other forms of evidence-based material.

Activities:
Students will undertake a systematic literature search based on an authentic health-related query.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Identify, discuss and interpret selected research outcomes and basic statistics from peer-reviewed journal articles, or other forms of evidence-based material, and estimate the relevance and importance of these outcomes to consumers.

Activities:
Workshop activities will involve students interpreting statistics from journal articles and other research media. Students will have the opportunity to perform some basic statistical calculations using their own computers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

04. Demonstrate verbal, writing and digital media skills that effectively communicate research-based guidance.

Activities:
Students will develop verbal and digital communications skills through workshop presentations, team discussions, web searching and web-based discussions. Enquiry 1 and 2 are both written assessment tasks that will develop professional writing and communication of research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate capacity to engage in an evidence-based approach to critically evaluate health-related challenges to promote sustainable thinking and problem solving in the contemporary world.

Activities:
Team poster presentation which requires data analysis and interpretation about a real-world scenario that impacts on sustainability.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size84

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Cotchett

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Flexible online activities"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size334

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Cotchett

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1555

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 42-05, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via blended.

Professional Development Programs Week: 42
Six 1.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 42 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size54

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Cotchett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size67

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Cotchett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 42
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 46
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 46
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities."

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15-minute team oral poster presentation (equiv 500 words per student)20 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word written essay comprising a 500-wrod search strategy and 1500-word critical appraisal30 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30-minute online quizzes with the two best scores taken (20% each)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 500 word written task (or equivalent) based on Profession Mentoring Program activities10 04