Evidence Based Health Care (HSBH3005)


Evidence-based health care is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individuals or the delivery of health services. This unit will introduce you to evidence based health care by developing your understanding of knowledge and evidence, and critical appraisal skills to inform your decision making in health care policy and practice.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


Written PICO framework 1 000 words (30%), critical appraisal essay 2 500 words (40%), impact statement 1 000 words (30%)


Hoffman, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. (2013). Evidence-based practice across the health professions (2nd ed.). Chatswood: Elsevier.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSBH1006 and (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) and HSBH1008 and HSBH1009

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.