Explain the different types of knowledge used to make evidence based decisions in health care and their application

Page 1 of 20 FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCE School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine Brisbane Campus SEMESTER 1, 2013 HLSC122: Inquiry in Health Care UNIT OUTLINE Credit points: 10 Prerequisites /co-requisites /incompatibles: Nil Lecturer in Charge: Dr Leigh Davis Office location: EB.07 Email: Leigh.Davis@acu.edu.au Telephone: 3623 7616 Contact me: Email me to make an appointment or phone Description: This inter-professional unit provides foundational knowledge and skills for ways of reflecting on and making meaning out of a range of complex information in the health care environment. Approaches to knowledge development in the health disciplines, including the generation of new knowledge, are explored. The contribution of research knowledge to the provision of evidence based health care will be evaluated. This unit will also introduce the students to critical thinking skills that provide the basis for clinical reasoning. Teaching team: Roger Lord EB.09 Roger.Lord@acu.edu.au Brother Benildus EB.08 Brother.Benildus@acu.edu.au Winnie Wu EB.25 Winnie.Wu@acu.edu.au Dianne Collins TBA Helen Funk TBA Karlyn Treston TBA
Page 2 of 20 Mode/attendance pattern: This is an on-campus unit comprised of one two-hour lecture and one one-hour tutorial per week. Duration: This unit is taught over a 12 week-semester or equivalent in intensive block mode. You should anticipate undertaking 150 hours of study for this unit, including class attendance, readings and assignment preparation. LEARNING OUTCOMES The Inquiry in Health Care course is a professional program that requires development of particular attributes for accreditation purposes. These are also included in the Learning Outcomes. On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to: 1. Describe development of different types of knowledge that underpin and inform health care; 2. Explain the different types of knowledge used to make evidence based decisions in health care and their application; 3. Reflect on and analyse…

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