Professional healthcare practice requires detailed knowledge of evidence-based practice to interpret the quality of research outcomes and form the critical foundation skills for problem solving and decision making. This unit extends previous learning relevant to evidence-based practice by focussing on the use of research-based evidence. The ability to appraise research, interpret and apply its outcomes is foundational to health care practice. A clear appreciation of levels of evidence and key concepts of reliability, validity, and bias will be explored using context specific case examples. Students will explore the principles of human research ethics and the concept of research consent.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):