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EBP1001 - Implementation of the evidence

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Mr Simon French


Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)


Systematic reviews of the literature are becoming increasingly available and many clinical specialties are publishing evidence-based clinical guidelines, position statements and recommendations based on the available evidence. The skills needed to source, appraise and integrate this evidence into practice are provided through this unit.


On completion of this unit graduates will have developed the ability to:

  1. Critically appraise a systematic review of treatment interventions;
  2. Critically appraise an evidence-based clinical guideline;
  3. Discuss the clinical utility of systematic reviews and clinical guidelines;
  4. Describe the key principles of implementation of evidence into clinical practice;
  5. Explain the barriers to changing practice; and
  6. Develop an implementation plan for change in one's own clinical setting.


Assignment 1 - 500 words, Pose your clinical question(10%)
Assignment 2- 1,500 words, Source and appraise a systematic review (25%) +
Assignment 3 - 1,500 words, Source and appraise a clinical guideline (25%)
Assignment 4 - 1,500 words, Assess barriers to change within organisations (10%) +
Assignment 5 - 1,500 words, Create your plan for implementing evidence into practice at your organisation (30%)


EBP1002 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice