EVALUATING HEALTH CARE RESEARCH

PTY5EHR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students learn to systematically review literature on health care practices and beliefs. The classes are particularly beneficial for students commencing postgraduate research degrees. Students learn to refine a research question, comprehensively search for relevant scientific literature and other information, evaluate research validity using scientifically endorsed and standardised methods, identify and quantify intervention effects, pool data in meta-analysis and summarise findings. Review outcomes can be applied to inform clinical practices or be integrated into introductory arguments in a research thesis.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTania Pizzari

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readingswww.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/file/publications/synopses/cp65.pdfRecommendedN/AN/A
Readingswww.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/report4.htmRecommendedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Effectively source, manage and reference authoritative literature

Activities:
Eight 3 hour lectures, four 1 hour library sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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)

02. Critically evaluate literature on a defined topic

Activities:
Eight 3 hour lectures, four 1 hour library sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,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)

03. Develop methodology for undertaking a systematic review prepared in an academic writing style

Activities:
Four 1 hour library sessions, eight 3 hour lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTania Pizzari

Class requirements

Lecture
One 4.0 hours lecture other recurrence and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 4-hour lecture per week in weeks 1-4 and weeks 9-12 of semester 1. 15 non-contact hours per week in weeks 1-13 of semester 1 for report development."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
20 minute verbal presentation, with discussion30 02
One 3750 word essay70 01, 02, 03