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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 6012

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
106047

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 4)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

This course provides students with the knowledge and research skills to investigate and evaluate the strength and clinical utility of allied health research evidence and to become educated consumers of health sciences research to support lifelong learning in their chosen profession.

Course content

Course content includes an overview of quantitative research designs (primary and secondary evidence), the hierarchy of quantitative research evidence, critical appraisal of research designs, structuring a search strategy around a clinical question, library database searching, establishing the strength of the body of evidence, interpretation and reporting of results, writing and presenting a systematic review of the current, best-available body of evidence (up to 8 papers) for a clinical question.

Textbook(s)

Grimmer-Somers, K, Kumar, S, Worley, A, Young, A 2009, Practical Tips in Finding the Evidence: An Allied Health Primer, UST Publishing House

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 2
For IMPE students - Completed at least two of the following courses
REHB 5103 Physiotherapy Practice in Adult Rehabilitation
REHB 6018 Physiotherapy Practice in Primary and Ambulatory Care
REHB 6017 Physiotherapy Practice with Children
REHB 5111 Physiotherapy Practice in Acute Care
Group 1
For IMOG students
REHB 5108 Evidence Based Practice Skills

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 6 hours x 1 week
Tutorial 26 hours x 1 week
Online tutorial 3 hours x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST (INTENSIVE)
Search strategy 300 words 20% -
Systematic review 4000 words 65% -
Presentation, peer assessment of group members - 15% 10 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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