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Evidence and Ethics in Paediatric Medicine - PAED5005

Year - 2018

This capstone unit aims to develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform best clinical practice and is divided into 2 parts: starting with an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to health care practice and research which runs over the first 4 weeks; Students will then conduct a critical appraisal of a clinically based question relating to key research milestones in paediatric medicine. The unit brings together topics covered in other stream specific units in the MMED (Paeds) with critical appraisal and basic epidemiology.

Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion around formulating a question for literature review, self-directed literature search and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital.

1 x 1,000-1,200 wd ethics assignment (20%); 4 x ethics discussion board posts (10%) and 1 x 3000-4,000 wd critical appraisal written work (70%)

Online readings

Additional information
Staff from the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine will be involved in the ethics components of this Unit of Study


CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream specific units of study


Students who commence after 01 January 2016 are required to complete the Blackboard Academic Honesty Education Module. It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study


BETH5208 or CRIT5008


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Children┬┐s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Sandra Ware
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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