University of Technology Sydney

91194 Evidence Based Practice in Medical Science

Requisite(s): 91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Anti-requisite(s): 91175 Evidence-based Medical Science AND 91176 Case Studies in Medical Science


Evidence-based practice in medical science is critical to the advancement of health and medical solutions to diseases. In this subject students learn about new and existing interventions and develop the capacity to reflect upon, and implement scientific recommendations upon, a comparison of the benefits and harms of different clinical and health options. Evidence Based Practice in Medical Science develops skills in generating clinical questions, finding the best evidence, critically appraising the evidence for validity and usefulness, and implementing best evidence in clinical practice and for policy recommendations and guidelines.

This subject covers important and current healthcare issues through critical analysis and interpretation of recently published scientific research. Students synthesise findings from clinical research through interactive workshops and student-led discussions to make informed judgements on emerging public health issues. This subject covers the applications of the statistical tests that are typically found in medical literature. Students learn about randomised controlled trial study design and methodologies, research ethics, and the factors that influence the validity of medical research and clinical trials. Students also develop skills in scientific communication, with particular focus on understanding how to tailor output towards different audiences, and in formats that are relevant to a variety of careers and professional roles of scientists.

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