Evidence Based Health Care (HSBH3005)


This unit will explore theoretical frameworks and practical applications of evidence based health care (EBHC) within the allied health professions and health service. EBHC is an approach to health care practice in which the practitioner is aware of the evidence (based on research) that bears on practice, the strength of that evidence in the context of decision making regarding an individual client. This unit will also introduce students to the social, philosophical and historical underpinnings of EBHC, emphasising the importance of developing a critical understanding of the production, application and translation of 'evidence' in a range of healthcare contexts

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2-hr lecture, 1-hr tutorial/week


1500wd essay (40%) and 2500wd critical appraisal (60%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSBH1006, HSBH1007, HSBH1008, HSBH1009

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