In this subject, students will develop a strong foundational understanding of evidence-based practice (EBP), including its underpinning principles, steps, and processes. Students will develop skills in translating real-world situations of uncertainty into well formulated questions, and develop an appreciation of diverse evidence sources. Students will learn to find and critically appraise research evidence, as relevant, and to judiciously and collaboratively incorporate that evidence into their professional decision-making. Students will also learn the importance of critically reflecting on their EBP processes and the outcomes. Emphasis will be given to the interconnections between high quality EBP and culturally competent care, particularly in relation to Indigenous Australian cultural competency. Overall, this subject will prepare students for life-long learning as research literate, client-centred, and critically reflective health professionals.
School of Community Health
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.