PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401384
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Description In this unit, you will incorporate the evidence knowledge and skills developed in previous units into professional practice. The evidence-based practice process manages expanding and uncertain knowledge by formulating answerable questions, effectively searching literature, critically appraising evidence and applying and evaluating its significance in clinical practice and healthcare decision-making. Professional reasoning requires consideration of best available evidence, client or patient perspectives, professional expertise and practice context. You will learn professional reasoning for shared decision-making and safe and effective communication for patient scenarios relevant to your program.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Public Health, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) Students need to have passed HLTH2024 Research in Methods Health PLUS ONE clinical unit from their specific program (see list below)
HLTH1012 Evidence in Health
REHA2007 Podiatry Pre-Clinical - Students enrolled in Course Code 4661 (Continuing) or 4708 (Current) must have completed this Subject
REHA2004 Occupational Therapy Practice 2 - Students enrolled in Course Code 4663 (Continuing) or 4711 (Current) must have completed this Subject
REHA3003 Clinical Education General - Students enrolled in Course Code 4662 (Continuing) or 4706 (Current) must have completed this Subject
REHA3049 Speech Pathology Practice 3 - First clinical practice subject in Speech Pathology curriculum
REHA3004 Physiotherapy Clinical Education A - Students enrolled in Program Code 4663 (Continuing) or 4711 (Current) must have completed this subject
Equivalent Subjects HLTH 3005 Evidence-based Practice
Students must be enrolled in one of the programs 4660,4661, 4662, 4663, 4706, 4708, 4710, 4711, 4763 or 4656
Foundation-level knowledge and skills in research and evidence research methods and clinical knowledge gained in at least one clinical subject of the student’s program.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Conduct sensitive and specific PICO search strategy to find best available evidence
- Justify selection of best available evidence by suitability, strength and relevance
- Evaluate clinical significance of best available evidence
- Determine whether the degree of evidence justifies the clinical intervention.
- Incorporate evidence into professional reasoning and decision making processes
- Negotiate evidence-informed shared decision-making
1.Exploring reasons for Evidence?based practice (EBP)
a.Management of professional disagreement, situation effects and bias
b.Management of information overload
c.Management of information uncertainty
2.Appraising evidence in practice
For studies of interventions, diagnostic tests, aetiology, prognosis, and experiences
b.Strength of evidence
c.Statistical and clinical significance
d.Generalisability, applicability and usefulness
e.Grading a body of evidence
f. PICO Framework
a.Relative reasoning between evidence, expertise, patient perspectives and practice context
b.Limitations of EBP paradigm
c.Communicating evidence to clients
d.Evidence-informed shared decision-making
e.Evaluation of professional reasoning
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Report||600 words plus 1 search strategy appendix||30||N||Individual|
|Viva Voce||Maximum 15 minutes||35||Y||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||35||N||Individual|
- Hoffman, T., Bennett, S., & Del Mar, C. (2017). Evidence-based practice across the health professions (3rd ed.). Sydney, New South Wales: Churchill Livingstone. (or any subsequent editions)
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