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This subject will encourage students to use sources along with basic research concepts and design to develop their ability to become evidence-based clinicians. Students will use basic statistics and assessments to make judgements and decisions on best practice forming development of clinical decision making. Students will participate in workshops and interactive sessions that will allow them to develop their analytical skills. On completion, students will be able to critically appraise evidence to establish valid conclusions that assist with interpreting, integrating and managing results and outcomes, ensuring best and safe practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Adapt thinking by incorporating the theoretical principles of clinical decision making in the context of audiological practice.
- Evaluate and critically appraise available evidence to inform intervention options/strategies and education programs related to screenings, referral guidelines and pathways.
- Apply basic research design skills and generate testable hypotheses relating to clinical decision making.
- Select basic statistical tests and be able to interpret statistical results in clinical decision making.
- Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to new problems;
- Communicate clearly in written and oral forms;
- Work as part of a team to address a common goal;
- Manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
- Show respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
- Integrate knowledge from different domains;
- Value the collection and recording of accurate and complete data; and
- Reflect upon and identify deficiencies in knowledge, skills and attitudes and consider strategies to address those deficiencies.
Last updated: 31 January 2024