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EBP1002 - Introduction to evidence-based practice

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Marie Misso


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


This unit aims to provide students with a set of evidence-based tools relating to diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and harm. Students will learn to formulate clinical questions so that they can be answered; to search for information, to critically appraise the evidence for validity and clinical importance, and apply the evidence in clinical practice.


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

  1. Appropriately formulate answerable clinical questions;
  2. Search the literature for information addressing these questions;
  3. Critically appraise the quality of the scientific literature; and
  4. Apply the results from research studies to inform clinical practice.


Assignment One - case study (10%)
Assignment Two - clinical question (10%)
Assignment Three - search strategy (20%)
Assignment Four - critical appraisal of three articles (60%).