1. One 2-hour online lecture per week, weeks 1-8, 10-13.
2. Ten 2-hour practicals per student, starting from week 2-8, 10-12.
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-hours each week starting from week 1. Available online via the unit’s iLearn page
Practicals: 2-hours each week, starting from week 2. Practical classes will be in the 06EaR PC Labs, see the timetable for details https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2021/Reports/List.aspx.
You are advised to bring a USB memory stick for practical classes. Practical group allocations will be finalised in Week 1. Students must attend their allocated class. Participation in practical classes is recommended.
NB: This unit involves some / at least one essential on-campus learning activities/activity which will be delivered in accordance with a COVID Safe plan. You will be expected to attend relevant on-campus activities unless the Public Health Order and/or University advice changes.
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 online 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 HLTH2110 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/