ALLH12006 - Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will introduce you to the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) and develop your key skills for conducting EBP within clinical settings as an Allied Health Professional. You will be introduced to models of EBP that can be used to guide clinical decision making at an individual patient level and also at a service delivery level, and be required to identify the impacts of EBP on current practice across a variety of fields. During this unit you will gain experience in developing clinically answerable questions, performing information searches, undertaking critical appraisal and synthesising information.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: ALLH11009 Research Methods for Health Professionals

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
2. Oral Examination 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

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Feedback
The weekly formative assessment tasks that provided immediate feedback are of great benefit to student learning as they were able to check their knowledge and understanding of content as they progressed throughout the unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that these tasks continue as a part of this unit. They allow students to develop PICO research questions and critically appraise a variety of different studies on a weekly basis. Students are also able to check their foundation knowledge in a series of online content quizzes that do not contribute to their overall grade.
Action Taken
The weekly formative assessment tasks were again offered to students to enable them to check their knowledge and understanding of the content as they progressed throughout the unit.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
it would be beneficial to have face-to-face lectures for this unit, instead of being delivered online.
Recommendation
This unit in an online unit, and it is recommended to remain that way, at least in the short term. Whilst some students would prefer this unit be delivered face-to-face, the majority of feedback suggests that students enjoy the fact that this unit is delivered online.
Action Taken
This unit was delivered as an online unit. Therefore, there were no face-to-face lectures.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
The assessment tasks and their requirement are clear and well explained.
Recommendation
Whilst many students believe the assessment tasks and their requirements to be clear and concise, it is recommended that further work continue in this area so that all students have a clear understanding of the assessment tasks and requirements.
Action Taken
The assessment tasks were further refined in a continued attempt to improve their clarity for students.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
The content in this unit would be better supported by a textbook.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a textbook be introduced to support the content of this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
Weekly tutorials would be beneficial to this unit, as it would allow students to reaffirm their knowledge and understanding of content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that weekly tutorials be introduced to this unit on a trial basis in 2020.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Hay your Say
Feedback
The weekly activities are helpful as they allow students to check their knowledge and understanding of content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the weekly activities continue to be provided to students within this unit and that they continue to be set up to provide immediate feedback for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply key concepts related to evidence-based practice
  2. Formulate a clinical research question using the PICO (Population-Intervention-Comparison-Outcome) format
  3. Plan, carry out and evaluate information searches to address specific clinical questions
  4. Critically appraise and evaluate the quality of original research within health professions using established critical appraisal tools
  5. Present a synthesised evaluation of a clinical topic using information acquired from multiple sources.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Oral Examination
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 - Oral Examination
3 - Written Assessment
1 - Online Quiz(zes)