Evidence Based Health Care (HIMT5067)


This unit of study will teach students how to critically appraise clinical research pertinent to health professionals and to practice evidence-based decision-making. Self-directed modules address qualitative and quantitative study designs, experiences of therapies, effects of interventions, accuracy of diagnostic tests, prognoses, cost-effectiveness, and clinical decision analysis.

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7 online self-directed learning modules, 1 day compulsory workshop (Wk 4), 3x compulsory tutorials (Wk 1, 7 and 10)


quizzes (15%), written report (25%) and written exam (60%)


Recommended - Hoffmann, T Bennett, S., & Del Mar C (Eds) (2011) Evidence-Based Practice. Across the Health Professions, Sydney: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.