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NUTR71-110: Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals


This subject is the first of two subjects focusing on evidence-based practice and health research that lays the foundation for developing professionally-relevant competencies in nutrition research and evidence-based practice. It includes the study of research and evaluation methods applicable to the interpretation, application and conduct of nutrition research in nutrition and dietetic practice settings, using systematic and critical analysis approaches enshrined in the evidence-based practice approach. It uses problem-based and interactive learning to engage students in learning about the principles and applications of evidence-based practice, nutrition epidemiology, research paradigms, quantitative and qualitative research designs, data analysis, scientific writing and research ethics. This subject serves as a pre-requisite subject for further studies in health research design and planning and research implementation that follow in the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study abroadNot Available to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $3,703
  • Commencing in 2019: $3,870

Learning outcomes

1. Develop and apply skills in formulating a clear research question from a practice problem.
2. Apply an evidence-based approach to practice.
3. Critically review the literature.
4. Apply valid and relevant conclusions from the literature and provide recommendations to practice.
5. Apply evidence and clinical reasoning to food and nutrition issues.
6. Demonstrate skills in presenting research findings in a way relevant to audience and practice.


Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering - Bond Week
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start08/01/2018
Cancellation 1?24/01/2018
Cancellation 2?28/01/2018
Last enrolment22/01/2018
Last withdrawal?08/02/2018
Teaching census?08/02/2018