3 x 1-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 16-hour independent study weekly
1 PALL8432 - Understanding Literature for Evidence-Based Practice
2 Completed 45 units of topics in course
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
PALL8405 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Familiarity in the use of literature and accessing relevant databases including OVID Medline, CINAHL, PubMed and any others appropriate to the area of study.
Course context
This topic is available to Postgraduate students only.
Assignments; Portfolio; Tutorial Participation.
Topic description
This topic provides an opportunity for students to consolidate their postgraduate study and extend their learning into professional practice and work place settings. It is designed to challenge and grow the student’s higher level communication, dissemination and critical thinking abilities by developing and completing a field of study that is relevant and is of interest to the individual student.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide students with the opportunity to;

  • consolidate and critically review their own postgraduate learning to apply a capstone experience to their clinical/workplace setting

  • extend and deepen their analytical and strategic thinking

  • develop networks and linkages with industry, professional bodies, their workplace setting or consumer groups

  • consolidate and develop higher level communication and dissemination skills (written, interpersonal, professional presentation or publication).

Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • Extend their analytical, strategic thinking and problem solving skills

  • Further develop their career networking skills and/or experience

  • Consolidate higher level communication (written, oral, professional) negotiation and dissemination skills

  • Deepen their critical self-reflection and commitment to further learning and personal/ professional development