School Of Health Sciences

Evidence in Health (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700315.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
700064 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice (UWSC) 400863 Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice 401383 Evidence in Health

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at The College. Students in Extended courses (7142, 7143) need to have passed 40 CPs of preparatory units in order to enrol in this unit. Students in Integrated courses (6000, 7018, 6001, 7088) need to have passed or be enrolled in the preparatory units in these courses in order to enrol in this unit.

About this Unit
This unit will introduce skills for finding and using the best available evidence in health. This begins with understanding thinking systems, biases and why we often don’t accept, or respond, to facts, science and evidence. Students will learn the evidence-based practice process to formulate questions and find appropriate and relevant evidence from the unending amount of information available. The unit covers key concepts in how to read and understand a research paper. Students will develop skills for communicating evidence to strengthen arguments in academic writing and professional practice.

4656.3Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
6000.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health ScienceCURRENT
6001.2Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)CURRENT
7018.5Diploma in Health Science (exit only)CURRENT
7088.2Diploma in Health Science (Health and Physical Education)(exit only)CURRENT
7142.2Diploma in Health Science ExtendedCURRENT
7143.2Diploma in Health Science (Health and Physical Education) ExtendedCURRENT


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MT4001.1Health PromotionCURRENT
MT4002.1Health Services ManagementCURRENT
MT4003.1Public HealthCURRENT
MT4004.1Recreational TherapyCURRENT

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