Demonstrate the skills of locating high quality evidence that is capable of enhancing decision making in your own sphere of practice.

Description

Advanced literature searching techniques

Sources and hierarchical ranking of evidence and how these influence decision making

Formulating clinical question, PICO

Clinical guidelines

Numerical concepts

Intended Learning Outcomes.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the skills of locating high quality evidence that is capable of enhancing decision making in your own sphere of practice (covered in Part 1 of the assignment – search skills and hierarchy).

2. Discuss how guidelines, policies and protocols are developed and how they evolve by analyzing specific examples from your own area of practice (covered in Part 2 of the assignment, guideline analysis).

3. Demonstrate how evidence can be manipulated and analyze specific examples of this from your own sphere of practice (covered in Part 3 of the assignment, manipulation of evidence)

4. Critically analyze how learning from this module has transformed your understanding of your practice (covered in the Conclusion of the assignment).