As society grapples with the increasing demand and spiralling costs of healthcare and unexplained variations in practice, the delivery of healthcare based on evidence has never been more important. The growing volume of this evidence presents significant challenges for health professionals. After exploring the preconceptions of evidence based practice, challenging and evaluating the theory behind it, participants in this subject will develop the skills needed to efficiently access and examine evidence that supports and affects healthcare practice. Participants will be able to develop searchable questions from practice and policy problems, understand the type of research studies that can address these questions, and recognise the strengths and limitations of the different research study designs. Skills in locating research evidence and critically evaluating the evidence will be developed and refined through supported hands-on practice. Participants will be able to interpret and effectively communicate the findings of research evidence to different audiences and make evidence-informed decisions to support clinical practice and healthcare delivery.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
1. Formulate clear, searchable questions addressing a practice or health policy problem. 2. Design and perform an efficient search to locate research addressing a focused question. 3. Identify strengths and weaknesses in the design and methodology of research studies. 4. Critically appraise a variety of research evidence and reflect on the quality of the evidence to inform practice. 5. Accurately interpret summarise, and appropriately communicate the results of research studies to a target audience. 6. Apply the principles of evidence based practice to make evidence informed recommendations for practice or health policy.
|Withdraw – Financial?||09/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||30/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Financial?||12/02/2022|
|Withdraw – Academic?||05/03/2022|