This capstone unit of study will develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform and develop best practice. The unit is divided into three parts commencing with an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to health care practice and research, followed by learning about the key research and major milestones that inform the practice of evidence-based metabolic medicine and health care. Subsequently, students will critically appraise the evidence base for an area of practice relevant to their workplace. This will require the selection of a clinical question, a literature review, then an appraisal of the literature and application to individual patient care.
Weekly online lectures and online webinar
1 x 1000-1200 word ethics assignment (20%), 4 x ethics online discussion tasks (10%), 6 x Evidence Based Medicine written assignments (70%)
On line readings
CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream specific units of study from any of (MBHT5001, MBHT5002, MBHT5003, MBHT5004, NURS5012, PMED5102)