RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE

HLT1RAE

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

This subject is an introduction to the use of research-based evidence in professional health care practice. Working in interprofessional teams and using a range of case scenarios, students will develop research skills in areas relevant to their field of practice. Through online activities and workshops, students will learn about the role of evidence-based practice in health. Areas of study include systematic approaches to acquiring evidence, critical appraisal of the literature, interpretation of research design, descriptive and inferential statistics and assessment of research outcomes. Students will learn how an evidence-based approach in health informs clinical practice. Students will develop research skills to determine the most appropriate intervention techniques for application in a given clinical population, while understanding the complex interaction between social, economic and environmental influences that contribute to sustainability thinking in health research.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HEA102

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available as an elective option for students University-wide, depending upon quotas. Priority enrolment is given to Core First Year Health Science students for which this subject is core. However, quotas for allowing extra enrolments have been set for this subject and site as an elective option. For approval and information on quotas, please contact the Subject Coordinator or Core First Year Coordinator or Deputy Core First Year Coordinator. Following is a list of course codes for which this subject is core: HBES, HBESB, HBSES, HBHSB, HBHS, HDHSB, HBHN, HBNPRW, RBN, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBPHPB, HZHCAU, HZHCCA, HZHSDP, HZNDP, HZESPB, HZHHIM, HZMCHM, HZHSB, HZHSID, HZNM, HZNMD, HZHSOT, HZHSOW, HZHSOB, HZHSOM, HZHSOS, HZHOT, HZHOTW, HZHOTB, HZHOTM, HZHOTS, HZHORT, HZVSO, HZPPHB, HZPPNW, HZPPNB, HZPPNM, HZPPNP, HZHSPW, HZHSPB, HZHSPP, HZHPPM, HZHSPS, HZPHPW, HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZPHPM, HZPHPS, HZHPDW, HZHPDB, HZHPOD, HZHPDM, HZHPDS, HZLLPP, HZHPO, HZPOTC, HZHSSW, HZHSSB, HZHSSP, HZHSSM, HZHSSS, HZHCSW, HZHCSB, HZHCSP, HZHCSM, HZHCSS, AZAHS, HES.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch basics for health sciences [E-Resource]PrescribedMurley,G.S., Erickson,S., Hodgkin,S., & Karasmanis,S. (Eds.). (2012)LMS SITE, FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the relative merits and uses of the different types of evidence used in practice

Activities:
Students will discuss different forms and the relative merit of evidence obtained from different sources, including anecdotal and research-based evidence.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop an effective search strategy to address practice based research questions.

Activities:
Students will undertake a systematic literature search based on an authentic health-related query.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically appraise some components of the validity of health research evidence.

Activities:
Workshop activities will involve students interpreting statistics from journal articles and other research media. Students will have the opportunity to perform some basic statistical calculations using their own computers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Communicate research outcomes appropriate to peers.

Activities:
Students will develop verbal and digital communications skills through workshop presentations, team discussions, web searching and web-based discussions. Enquiry 1 and 2 are both written assessment tasks that will develop professional writing and communication of research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (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)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size84

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Flexible online activities"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size334

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1555

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Week 42-05, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 42 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Professional Development Programs Week: 42
Six 1.0 hours professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

WorkShop Week: 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size54

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size67

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 42
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Enrolment information Quota due to maximum capacity. Enrolments accepted until quota is reached.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShane Erickson

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 46
Six 1.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 46
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student)4-6 members per team20 02, 03, 04
One 500 word summary of a journal article15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article25 01, 02, 03, 04
Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total)10%, 500 words equivalent per quiz30 04
Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04