Evidence based practice is a requirement for the work ready graduate healthcare practitioners. This unit introduces students to foundation knowledge and skills about the research enterprise to locate and analyse information from the scientific literature. Using case studies, students will learn how to form a focused research question and how to find the best evidence in the literature. Research designs and processes in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches will be introduced and students will be introduced to appraising the research literature and how to implement research into practice.
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):