EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE IN SPEECH PATHOLOGY

HCS4EPS

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students continue to develop the skills required for evidence-based practice in speech pathology. Students will further develop the ability to formulate answerable clinical questions, search for the available evidence, critically appraise the literature and make decisions about practice based on the evidence. The subject incorporates lectures related to evidence-based practice, in all aspects of the speech pathology profession, and tutorials to assist students in developing writing and critical appraisal skills for literature related to a given clinical issue.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of: HZHSSP, HZHSSB, HZHCSP, HZHCSB and must have passed HLT2IEP OR if enrolled in one of: HMSPB, HMSP no rule applies.

Co-requisites HCS4ACS

Incompatible subjects HCS5EPS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEvidence-based practice across the health professionsRecommendedHoffmann, T, Bennett, S, Del Mar, C (eds) 2009ELSEVIER, SYDNEY.
ReadingsResearch methods in health: foundations for evidence based practiceRecommendedLiamputtong, P (ed) 2010OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, US.
ReadingsFoundations of clinical research: Applications to practice (3rd ed)RecommendedPortney, L.G. & Watkins M.P.PEARSON PRENTICE HALL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Incorporate the principles and processes of evidence based practice in a clinical practice context.

Activities:
Online quizzes, individually completed search strategy, critical appraisal assignment and website assignment..

02. Formulate answerable practice-related questions and acquire relevant evidence to address the questions.

Activities:
Individually completed search strategy

03. Critically appraise and apply evidence to inform patient/client management plans.

Activities:
Critical appraisal assignment and website assignment.

04. Communicate research evidence clearly to clients to provide appropriate rationale for clinical decisions with regard to individual needs.

Activities:
Website assignment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTeresa Iacono

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
6 x 5 minute MCQ quizzes (500 words)Quizzes are case based and intended to give you formative feedback on your knowledge of the EBP process. Students complete weekly quizzes with the best 6 marks contributing towards the final mark.20 01, 03, 04
2000 word search strategy and website40 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 word critical appraisal40 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
6 x 5 minute MCQ quizzes (500 words)Quizzes are case based and intended to give you formative feedback on your knowledge of the EBP process. Students complete weekly quizzes with the best 6 marks contributing towards the final mark.20 01, 03, 04
2000 word search strategy and website40 01, 02, 03, 04
2000 word critical appraisal40 01, 03, 04