PUBH 3023 Evidence in Professional Reasoning
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401384
Coordinator Nerida Klupp Opens in new window
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
Check your HECS Band contribution amount via the Fees page.
Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) Students need to have done HLTH 2021 Research Methods PLUS ONE clinical unit from their specific program This will be one of four possible units
HLTH 1012 Evidence in Health
HLTH 2024 Research in Health
REHA 2007 Podiatry Pre-Clinical Students enrolled in Course Code 4661 (Continuing) or 4708 (Current) must have completed this unit
REHA 2004 Occupational Therapy Practice 2 Students enrolled in Course Code 4663 (Continuing) or 4711 (Current) must have completed this unit
REHA 3003 Clinical Education General Students enrolled in Course Code 4662 (Continuing) or 4706 (Current) must have completed this unit
Equivalent Subjects HLTH 3005 Evidence-based Practice
Incompatible Subjects PUBH 4001 Evidence in Professional Reasoning (Honours)
HLTH 4002 Evidence-based Practice (Advanced)
Restrictions 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.
- 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
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
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||25||N||Individual|
|Participation||4 x 2-hour sessions||10||N||Individual|
|Viva Voce||Maximum 15 minutes||35||Y||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||30||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)
Subject Contact Nerida Klupp Opens in new window