School Of Health Sciences

Evidence-Based PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400865.5


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge and skills of Foundations of Research & Evidence-based Practice 400863 and Research Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative) 400864 and at least one clinical unit of the student’s program.

Equivalent Units
400154 - Integrating Evidence into Practice


Students need to have done 400864 Research Methods plus one clinical unit from their specific program. This will be one of four possible units.

Students enrolled in Course Code 4661 (Continuing) or 4708 (Current) must have completed 400933 Podiatry Pre-Clinical

Students enrolled in Course Code 4663 (Continuing) or 4711 (Current) must have completed 400909 Occupational Therapy Practice 2

Students enrolled in Course Code 4662 (Continuing) or 4706 (Current) must have completed 401197 Clinical Education General

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in Course Codes 4660,4661, 4662, 4663, 4706, 4708, 4710, 4711.

About this Unit
In this unit, students incorporate previous research and biostatistics knowledge to develop new skills for using evidence to inform all aspects of their professional practice. Evidence-based practice uses an enquiry led approach to manage expanding and uncertain knowledge by formulating answerable questions, effectively searching literature, critically appraising evidence validity and results, and to assess its significance in clinical practice and healthcare decision-making. Students will incorporate evidence in communication and shared decision making processes for patient scenarios relevant to their program.

4660.2Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4706.2Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCONTINUING
4706.3Bachelor of PhysiotherapyCURRENT
4708.1Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCONTINUING
4708.2Bachelor of Podiatric MedicineCURRENT
4710.1Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4710.2Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCURRENT
4711.1Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.2Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCONTINUING
4711.3Bachelor of Occupational TherapyCURRENT
4763.1Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCONTINUING
4763.3Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
4789.1Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Science)CURRENT

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