1. 2 hour lectures per week, weeks 1-13. iLectures are available for this unit.
2. Eleven x2 hour practicals per student, starting from week 2.
3. Four to five hours per week self-instructional learning, readings from the text and exercises on lecture topics
Class times and locations
Lecture times: 2 hrs each week starting from 1 March.
Wednesday 2-4 pm; E7BT5
Practicals : 2 hrs each week, starting week 2 of the semester (6 March). All prac classes will be in E4B306.
Monday 10 – 12 noon; Prac Class 1
Monday 12 –2 PM; Prac Class 4
Monday 2 – 4 PM; Prac Class 2
Monday 4 – 6 PM; Prac Class 3
You are advised to bring a USB memory stick for practical classes. Practical group allocations will be finalized in Week 1. Students allocated to one group cannot turn up for practicals meant for another group without prior approval from the Unit convenor.
Participation in practicals is compulsory. Attendance at lectures is strongly recommended.
Required and recommended resources
An introduction to medical statistics by Martin Bland (4th edition, 2015; earlier editions should be fine)
Statistics at square one / T.D.V. Swinscow and M.J. Campbell. 10th ed., London : BMJ Books, 2002 (In addition to library copy, this book is available on line via http://www.bmj.com/thebmj)
Hoffmann et al. Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions. 2 Edn. ISBN: 9780729541350, Elsevier Australia.
Minichiello et al. Research Methods for nursing and health science. 2 Edn; ISBN: 9781740095969; Pearson Education Australia.
Straus, S.E et al. 2005. Evidence Based Medicine; 4 Edn; Churchill Livingstone
http:/www.mq.edu.au/library (Macquarie University library site; list and links to many databases and Journals)
http://www.cochrane.org (Cochrane Collaboration, the most reliable source of evidence in health care)
http://www.pedro.org.au/ (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)
Unit web page
The URL of the HLTH306 iLearn site is: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
You will be asked for a username and password. Your username is your student MQID. Your MQID and password have been mailed to you by the University. If you have lost them go to the student portal: http://students.mq.edu.au/home/