CRITICAL EVALUATION OF THE LITERATURE IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY

HCS5CEL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on their foundation knowledge about evidence based practice, research design, statistics and searching for the best available research evidence by applying this knowledge in a new context. Students will search for and critically evaluate the best available research evidence presented in clinical practice guidelines. They will integrate this knowledge with speech pathology practice contexts, clinical expertise and client values and preferences and create a new resource that facilitates the implementation of evidence into practice.

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 HCS5EPS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEvidence-based pracitce across the health professions.RecommendedHoffman, t,Bennet, S and Del Mar, C 2010ELESVIER, SYDNEY
ReadingsThe AGREE II instrument retrieved 24th January, 2012RecommendedAGREE next steps consortium. (2009).HTTP://WWW.AGREETRUST.ORG

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Students will receive a lectorial and they will be able to access a libguide on searching for Clinical Practice Guidelines. Students will demonstrate their learning on this by submitting an online recording of their search strategy and a written document detailing their search results.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Students will receive a lectorial and information on how to access a prescribed clinical practice guideline 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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 receive a lectorial and information on how to access a qualitative critical appraisal tool. Students will demonstrate their learning by submitting a written document on the critical appraisal of a relevant piece of qualitative research.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Generate a range of creative strategies to facilitate the implementation of research evidence into practice.

Activities:
Students will receive a lectorial on implementing evidence into practice. The students will demonstrate their learning on this by doing an oral presentation on their nominated Clinical Practice Guideline, and discussing the specific barriers and facilitators that they believe will influence implementation of the Clinical Practice Guideline in a specific clinical practice setting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Work effectively in a team to design and develop a professional resource to facilitate the implementation of evidence into practice and defend this resource in an oral presentation.

Activities:
The students will work in teams to produce a resource that will facilitate the implementation of recommendation(s) and defend this resource in an oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernice Mathisen

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 31 - 41
Six 2.0 hours independent research other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 41 and delivered via online.
"Online learning material held in academic calendar weeks: 31-41"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 41
Six 1.0 hours directed reading other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 41 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word equivalent individual written assignment30 01, 02, 03
One-1,500 word group written assignment on implementing CPGs (equiv. to 250-word per individual).20 04
One-30 minute group oral presentation on implementing CPGs (equiv. one-500 word per individual)20 04, 05
One 4500 word written resource (equiv to 750 word per individual)30 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn O'Halloran

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 41
Six 2.0 hours scheduled online class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 41 and delivered via blended.
"Online learning material held in academic calendar weeks: 31-41"

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 41
Six 1.0 hours directed reading other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 41 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 42 - 43
One 4.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word equivalent individual written assignment30 01, 02, 03
One-1,500 word group written assignment on implementing CPGs (equiv. to 250-word per individual).20 04
One-30 minute group oral presentation on implementing CPGs (equiv. one-500 word per individual)20 04, 05
One 4500 word written resource (equiv to 750 word per individual)30 04, 05