University of Technology Sydney

91175 Evidence-based Medical Science

6cp; This subject is delivered online (8 hours per week, which includes self-directed modules, contribution to discussions, and group report)
Requisite(s): (91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology AND (33116 Statistical Design and Analysis OR 26134 Business Statistics))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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The intention of evidence-based medicine is for emerging healthcare professionals to reflect upon, and base health decisions on, a comparison of the benefits and harms of different clinical management options. This subject will develop skills in formulating clinical questions, searching for evidence, determining the quality of evidence by critically appraising medical literature, and for integrating evidence into medical practice. Students will explore the basic applications of the statistical tests that are typically found in medical literature. This subject will cover study design and methodologies, research ethics, and the factors that influence the validity of medical research and clinical trials. Skills for communicating information to healthcare professionals and the general public will be developed.

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