Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will compare and critique the approaches taken in the research literature to gain understanding of how others have approached research problems and insight into how evidence is developed and established into practice. You will also use a local example to consider how a recent initiative related to research has been incorporated into practice, with consideration of the barriers and enablers to implementation. You will reflect on the ways that recommendations from research are framed and consider the elements needed for successful approaches for the translation of evidence into practice.

SchoolLa Trobe Learning & Teaching

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJo Spong

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesYou will participate in summative and formative activities including online lectures, reflective activities, participation with peers, analysis of journal articles, online quizzes, written assessments and an oral presentation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Apply critical thinking in the conduct of comparative analyses of different aspects of research studies
02. Analyse processes that enhance and impede the translation of evidence into practice
03. Critique justifications for research recommendations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJo Spong

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Comparative analysis of study aims and study designs in published research studies and/or project reports

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1

Comparative analysis of study results and recommendations in published research studies and/or project reports

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Powerpoint report of local practice example of evidence translation to practice

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO2