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92440 Evidence for Nursing

6cp; 1hpw (face-to-face or online lecture), 2hpw (face-to-face or online tutorial)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject develops skills in accessing and appraising the evidence upon which to base nursing practice. This subject builds on students' understandings of the utility of published practice guidelines. Focus is on selection and appraisal of published primary research studies and applying the evidence to selected clinical situations. The subject focuses mainly on the appraisal of research using quantitative data analysis and the determination of indicators of clinical effectiveness. The appraisal of systematic reviews is also introduced. Popular health claims are evaluated as a method of understanding how the indicators of clinical effectiveness are used.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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