units

PGC5001

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Parkville Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kirstie Galbraith

Notes

For postgraduate coursework pharmacy discontinuation dates, please see http://www.pharm.monash.edu.au/students/pg-coursework/unit-discontinuation-dates.html

Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis. For more information please contact the faculty at http://monash.edu/pharm/future/contact/

Synopsis

This unit will provide students with theoretical information on evidence-based practice as well as the skills to incorporate evidence-based medicine into their clinical practice. Topics will include: formulation of clinical questions, searching the literature for best evidence, evaluating the evidence, and applying the evidence in patient care
Prescribed text
Guyatt G, Rennie D, eds. Users' Guides to the Medical Literature. Essentials of evidence-based clinical practice (2nd Edition) McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

Outcomes

At completion of this unit it is expected that students will be able to:

  • Formulate and answer clinical questions.
  • Evaluate the literature for validity and clinical utility.
  • Use electronic and paper based resources to assist in patient care.
  • Search relevant databases for current best evidence.
  • Appreciate the role of guidelines and decision support software in guiding therapy.

Assessment

Development and submission of your clinical question: 10%
Literature search strategy: 20%
Answer to clinical question: 30%
Presentation (journal club): 25%
Contribution to online discussion, including tasks: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Students are expected to allow 10-12 hours per week over the semester in study time.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

VCG5011