RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE

HLT1RAE

2021

Credit points: 15

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, you will develop research skills in areas relevant to your field of practice. Through online activities and workshops, you 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. You will learn how an evidence-based approach in health informs clinical practice. You 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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHEA102

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached

Quota-conditions or rulesThis 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, SBMD, SBMB ,HHPOD, HHPRO, HHOR

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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. Explain the relative merits and uses of the different types of evidence used in practice
02. Develop an effective search strategy to address practice based research questions
03. Critically appraise some components of the validity of health research evidence
04. Communicate research outcomes appropriate to peers

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size84

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
Six 1.00 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Flexible online activities

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size510

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
Six 1.00 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online activities

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1555

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
Six 1.00 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online activities

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size54

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
Six 1.00 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online activities

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size67

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
Six 1.00 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
Online activities

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2021, Study period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 31 - 42
Six 1.00 hour 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 ClassWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Sydney, 2021, Study period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 46 - 0
Six 1.00 hour seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Professional Mentor. May include face to face and online activities.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 46 - 0
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 46 to week 0 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 42-05, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Buldt

Class requirements

Professional Development ProgramsWeek: 42 - 0
Six 1.00 hour professional development programs per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Professional mentor. May include face-to-face and online activities

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 42 - 0
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 42 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Online activities

WorkShopWeek: 42 - 0
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 0 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15 minute team presentation including design of a poster (500 words equivalent per student). 3 members per team

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 500 word summary of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word critical appraisal of a journal article

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Three 30 minute online quizzes (1500 words equivalent total), 500 words equivalent per quiz

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO4

Profession mentoring activities (as determined by each discipline) (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4