School Of Health Sciences

Evidence-Based Practice (Advanced)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400944.5


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 4

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.

Incompatible Units
400865 - Evidence-Based Practice


Students need to have done 400864 Research Methods plus students in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Podiatric Medicine must have done ONE clinical unit from their specific program. These are outlined below.

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 eligible to enrol in honours in the nominated courses. This unit is only relevant to honours students in clinical health sciences and is specifically tailored to accommodate the course and progression requirements of such students. It is not appropriate as a general elective.

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. Students will embark on research training through studying the theory and application of research methods to honours research in their chosen field and practising the skills to analyse evidence in the health sciences.

4709.1Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CONTINUING
4709.2Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine (Honours)CURRENT
4712.1Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.2Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4712.3Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)CURRENT
4733.1Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CONTINUING
4733.2Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)CURRENT
4764.1Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)CONTINUING

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