pty5ehr eval health care research




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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTania Pizzari

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Effectively source, manage and reference authoritative literature

Eight 3 hour lectures, four 1 hour library sessions

02. Critically evaluate literature on a defined topic

Eight 3 hour lectures, four 1 hour library sessions

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

Four 1 hour library sessions, eight 3 hour lectures

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTania Pizzari

Class requirements

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."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
20 minute verbal presentation, with discussion3002
One 3750 word essay7001, 02, 03