Evidence Based Health Care (HIMT5067)


This unit of study will teach students how to critically appraise clinical research pertinent to health professionals and to practise 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 self-directed learning modules with email/online/phone support; 1 day workshop (Friday)


written reports (40%) and written exam (60%)


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

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