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Making decisions in clinical practice

Gain confidence in your decisions in clinical practice
This series of three workshops is designed for health professionals or professionals working in clinical organisations/environments, but is open to anyone. They can be taken as a group or individually.

Workshops

Each workshop is a two day intensive course. Written material covering all the topics will be provided. The course will consist of a combination of lectures, small group work and peer and instruction feedback time.

All workshops take place at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

Overview

Attendees will explore the development of evidence-based recommendations for decision-making options and learn how to conduct a rapid review for a specific clinical question. There will be a brief introduction to using the GRADE Approach and the development of an evidence summary for clinical practice.

The workshop presented by Professor Lyndal Trevena.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Define Evidence Based Medicine, Define Patient Care
  • Describe how Clinical Guidelines are developed/Be familiar with different sources of evidence used in Decision Making
  • Appraise the best available evidence for a clinical question using the rapid review processes
  • Assess the quality of evidence using the GRADE approach
  • Describe ways to elicit patient goals, values and preferences
  • Find the best available evidence for a clinical question using the rapid review processes
  • Create and organise appropriate clinical questions for decision making
  • Prepare a summary of findings table and evidence resource for clinicians.

Attendees will explore the development of evidence-based recommendations for decision-making options and learn how to conduct a rapid review for a specific clinical question. There will be a brief introduction to using the GRADE Approach and the development of an evidence summary for clinical practice.

Dates

5 - 6 November, 2018

Overview

Attendees will explore the concept of health literacy, and its relationship with clinical decision making. The course will provide opportunities for attendees to learn and apply skills to make health information more accessible in order to support patients to participate in healthcare decision making. Approaches to evaluating patient resources will also be explored, as well as verbal and risk communication principles with a particular focus on patient centred communication.

The workshop presented by Dr Jesse Jansen and Dr Carissa Bonner.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Define and identify prevalence of health literacy and how it relates to health outcomes in Australia
  • Evaluate the accessibility of written information
  • Identify strategies and approaches to prepare patient to participate in healthcare decision making
  • Identify strategies and approaches to prepare CALD patients to participate in healthcare decision making
  • Define patient centred communication and shared decision making in the context of practice
  • Describe best practice risk communication principles.
Dates

12 - 13 November, 2018

Overview

Attendees will explore the concept of health literacy, and its relationship with clinical decision making. The course will provide opportunities for attendees to learn and apply skills to make health information more accessible in order to support patients to participate in healthcare decision making. Approaches to evaluating patient resources will also be explored, as well as verbal and risk communication principles with a particular focus on patient centred communication.

The workshop presented by Dr Heather Shepherd and Dr Danielle Muscat.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Define and identify prevalence of health literacy and how it relates to health outcomes in Australia
  • Evaluate the accessibility of written information
  • Identify strategies and approaches to prepare patient to participate in healthcare decision making
  • Identify strategies and approaches to prepare CALD patients to participate in healthcare decision making
  • Define patient centred communication and shared decision making in the context of practice
  • Describe best practice risk communication principles.
Dates

29 - 30 November, 2018

Workshop fees

Each workshop costs $1100 including GST.

Full amount for each short workshop are to be paid one week prior to the date of the workshop. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellation after the full course fee is due will incur a fee of $100 per participant for administration. Cancellation on the day of, or after commencement of the course, will not be refunded. All cancellations must be in writing and addressed to course administration. Cancellation policy applies unless exceptional circumstances apply (for example, circumstances that would meet the criteria for special consideration at the University of Sydney).

Office for Teaching and Learning

Venue

Sydney Nanoscience Hub