Evidence Based Health Care (9058.2)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate the rigour of research reports using a systematic process of critique;
2. Explain how research can be used as a basis for advocacy and clinical decisions and to inform decision-making;
3. Understand a range of paradigms, frameworks and research designs applied in nursing and health; and
4. Identify current trends in research for clinical practice including guidelines and research dissemination strategies.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7440 Practice development: Evidence and Change
Equivalent units7440 Practice development: Evidence and Change
Assumed knowledge9051 Nursing Inquiry
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Recommended Texts (available on short loan)
Greenhalgh, T, Bidewell, J., Crisp, E., Lambros, A., Warland, J. (2017). Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health 1e. New Jersey, Wiley.
Hoffman, T., Bennett, S. & Del Mar, C. (Eds.) (2013). Evidence-based practice across the health professions (2nd ed.). Chatswood: Elsevier.
Jolley, J. (2013). Introducing research & evidence-based practice for nursing & healthcare professionals (2nd ed.). Edinburgh Gate: Pearson.
Schneider, Z., Whitehead, D., Lo Biondo-Wood, G., & Haber, J. (Eds.). (2013). Nursing and midwifery research: Methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice (4th ed.). Chatswood: Elsevier Australia. Available as an eBook through the UC Library.
Other recommended readings
National Health and Medical Research Council. (2000). How to review the evidence: Systematic identification and review of the scientific literature. Retrieved from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/cp65
National Health and Medical Research Council. (2000). How to use the evidence: Assessment and application of scientific evidence. Retrieved from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/cp69
National Health and Medical Research Council. (2000). How to put the evidence into practice: Implementation and dissemination strategies. Retrieved from https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/cp71
Reading List (available on eReserve through the Unit website)
A weekly reading linked to the tutorial is available on the Unit website.
Students are strongly encouraged to engage in all learning opportunities provided in this unit.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with word processing (to write assignments) and the Internet (to access University of Canberra online resources including unit website and the electronic databases available through the Library).
Work placement, internships or practicums