Evidence-based health care is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individuals or the delivery of health services. This unit will introduce students to evidence-based health care by developing an understanding of knowledge and evidence, and critical appraisal skills to inform decision-making in health care policy and practice.
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
PICO framework (40%), annotated bibliography (20%), and critical appraisal essay (40%)
Hoffman, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. (2013). Evidence-based practice across the health professions (2nd ed.). Chatswood: Elsevier.
HSBH1007 or HSBH2007