Teaching and Learning Strategy
This unit integrates the development of Evidence-based Health Care skills in lectures and tutorials with clinical application in the HAWC program and Health Condition Worksheets. Lectures will provide foundation knowledge and also use large group discussions to consolidate understanding. Tutorials will give students the opportunity to develop practical skills in the key areas of EHC, such as formulating clinical questions, searching electronic databases and critical appraisal of evidence. By integration of these skills with real-life clinical examples from the students' HAWCs, and developing their Health Condition Worksheets, students will develop the ability to implement EHC in clinical practice.
This four credit point unit runs over a 13 week session. There is an average of one hour of lecture content each week and a one hour tutorial, although some weeks there are two hours of tutorials and none in other weeks. Further information is available in iLearn.
The HAWC program commences at the start of Semester B and runs until end Week 16. Details of the HAWC program will be explained to you in Week 1 of Semester. Further information is available on iLearn in the "HAWC" section. During the semester, you must spend a minimum of 70 hours completing HAWC activities and you will log this information on your Activities Log (available on iLearn).
All lectures and tutorials are scheduled in your individual timetable. You may make a request to your tutor to attend a different tutorial on a one-off basis for extenuating circumstances. In most cases lectures are recorded; however, attendance is expected at both lectures and tutorials, as this is where the majority of learning occurs. Failure to attend may impact your final results. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their tutor by email to inform tutors if they are going to be absent. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/.
Unit materials and readings
The recommended textbook for this unit is Herbert et al "Practical Evidence-Based Physiotherapy", 2nd edition. Copies of this book are available in the MQ library and in the co-op bookshop. Weekly readings will come from journal articles and a range of text book chapters. Most weekly readings will be available on e-reserve or as full text articles through the library. Where this is not possible a hard copy will be placed in the library reserve. Weekly readings will be listed on iLearn.
Technology and Equipment
Teaching rooms are equipped with state of art audio-visual and ICT equipment including ipads, internet connection, high quality video cameras and multiple LCD screens.
To study optimally when off campus you will need to have access to a reliable internet connection to retrieve unit information & at times to submit assessment tasks via iLearn.
Consultation with staff: All staff will be available for individual consultation. See iLearn for contact details.
iLearn: This unit's iLearn site will provide weekly resources for students, including:
- lecture notes
- tutorial worksheets
- preparation and consolidation material
- other EHC resources such as Critical Appraisal Worksheets
- assessment details