This unit (HHB1105) introduces students to the different sources of public health information and develops their skills in identifying, locating, retrieving and evaluating health literature based on evidence. While the emphasis of the unit is on scientific literature students will also be exposed to other sources of health information around evaluating health care claims. The unit introduces students to different research methodologies used in health care literature and further assists them to develop basic writing skills.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Discuss the origins and development of evidence based practice in health;  
  2. Evaluate literature on population health using bibliographic data bases;  
  3. Examine the validity of health care claims in the population; and  
  4. Communicate evidence in health science on a variety of formats.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Two (2) In-Class Quizzes (600 words equivalent) 20%
Essay Essay on a health claim (600 words) 40%
Annotated Bibliography Annotated Bibliography of a health claim (400 words) 40%

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