INTEGRATING EVIDENCE INTO PRACTICE

HEA201

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students gain knowledge and skills that are needed to: develop and refine answerable practice-related questions; develop and implement complex and comprehensive database searches to acquire evidence that is relevant to practice-related questions; appraise the strength of evidence acquired by the searches, apply the acquired evidence to relevant aspects of practice, and reflect on their own performance in asking and answering a practice-related question and applying the answer to practice. During the course of this learning, students will begin to develop an understanding of research processes and, thereby, develop 'research literacy' as an essential tool for health practice and for the utilisation of research evidence in practice. Relevant aspects of research methods are introduced, and you will acquire knowledge relating to the selection and use of measures and/or tests that are used in research and in practice in their discipline.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnj Reddy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA Students must have passed HEA102 or equivalent

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsHLT2IEP

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subjects is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Understanding Research Methods for evidence-based practice in health

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTrisha M. Greenhalgh

Year2017

Edition/Volume(2nd ed.)

PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd.

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Other descriptionAvailable as an e-book and in print.

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Evidence-based practice across the health professions

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHoffmann, T., Bennett, S. & Del Mar, C.

Year2017

Edition/Volume(3rd ed.)

PublisherChatswood, N.S.W.: Elsevier Australia.

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Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStphen Polgar, Shane A. Thomas

Year2013

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PublisherChurchill Livingstone. Elsevier

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Research methods in health Foundations for evidence-based practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLiamputtong P.

Year2016

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PublisherOxford University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ask, and develop and refine, relevant and answerable practice-related questions using a structured approach.
02. Acquire evidence relevant to practice by developing and implementing complex and comprehensive search strategies applicable to databases and other repositories of evidence.
03. Appraise the strength of evidence generated by a range of methodologies/methods.
04. Apply appraised evidence to practice-related problems, issues, or situations.
05. Assess your own performance in developing capacity to be an evidence-based practitioner.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnj Reddy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 23 - 35
Six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 23 - 35
Twelve 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

one audio-visual presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

one 1,500 word assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

one 1,250 word report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnj Reddy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 49 - 0
Six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 49 - 0
Twelve 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

one audio-visual presentation (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

one 1,500 word assignment

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

one 1,250 word report

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5