University of Technology Sydney

92461 Evidence for Nursing

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
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This subject develops skills in accessing and appraising research 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 research studies and applying the evidence to selected clinical situations. Quantitative and qualitative research are introduced and their values in answering different types of clinical questions discussed. Popular health claims are evaluated as a method of understanding how the indicators of clinical effectiveness are used. The appraisal of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines is also introduced.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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