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Evidence Based Medicine 1 (8999.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Pharmacy


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This unit provides a study of health information concepts including: a systematic approach to retrieving health information; classification and evaluation of information requests; conducting a systematic literature search; and formulating and communicating a health information response to a request.

This unit also develops the research knowledge and skills necessary for health professionals to apply in practice. This unit will cover study design, research ethics, and methodologies such as survey research, critical literature appraisal and evidence-based practice.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. demonstrate the skills required to retrieve information relevant to health practice;

2. demonstrate the skills to critically review health literature;

3. demonstrate an understanding of research ethics and study design and methods.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

This unit is delivered online. All content will be made available on the unit's Moodle site. No on-campus attendance is required.





Assumed Knowledge

Year 12 mathematics

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