This is the capstone unit of the Critical Care Medicine Master's degree and it aims to develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform best clinical practice. It is divided into two parts: an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to health care practice and research, and an overview of evidence. Students will critically appraise the evidence base related to an area of practice in their workplace or a clinical guideline. This will require the development of a clinical question, a literature review, then an appraisal of the literature and application of evidence to individual patient care. Learning modules will include how to carry out a literature review, an example of how clinical practice and guidelines have changed based on changing evidence and review, and further refinement of clinical epidemiology and critical appraisal skills developed in CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology.
Weekly online lectures, and regular discussion groups (from week 5)
1 x 1,000-1,200 wd ethics assignment (20%) and 4 x ethics discussion board tasks (10%) and 5 x Evidence Based Medicine written assignments (70%)
CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream specific units of studyProhibitions
BETH5208 or PAED5005 or MBHT5005