HNN108 - Understanding Research Evidence


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Emily Tomlinson

Warrnambool: Suzanne Coulson





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 Cloud (online) hours per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit forms part of the Supportive Studies Cluster. Students have the opportunity to explore the role of research in clinical decision-making, and the processes involved in producing and evaluating knowledge based on research. At an introductory level students will learn the principles of conducting research, evaluating existing research and ways of appraising evidence to inform clinical practice. Evidence-based practice is a major component of quality care delivery and the ability to appraise evidence from all sources is an important foundational skill.

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