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HSC1100: Research and evidence in health

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Research and evidence in health

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This unit introduces students to the skills necessary to locate, critique, interpret and summarise relevant evidence. This will provide a solid foundation for an evidence-based approach to optimising health and well-being at a population level.Students are guided through skills in searching for and locating evidence. They are introduced to different research methodologies and ways of analysing data to understand various research paradigms. This information is used to critique the available literature.Students will be introduced to both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis; basic descriptive statistics; measurement concepts; and synthesis and reporting of data.


1 - Weekly topic-based activities (20 mins per week) - 20% 2 - Evidence-based practice (EBP) case simulation (1,800 words) - 30% 3 - Oral team presentation (20 mins) - 15% 4 - Open access exam (90 mins) - 35%


1 hour lecture, 2 hour tutorial, 3 hours of directed online student learning activities, plus 6 hours of self-directed study per week.