HNN108 - Evidence-Based Practice


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), CBD*

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

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

Previously: Understanding Research Evidence
Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Emily Tomlinson
CBD/NIKERI Institute: Jamie Wheelahan





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will spend on average 150 hours over the trimester undertaking synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activities for this unit.

This will include 18 hours synchronous learning activities and 18 hours of guided asynchronous learning activities.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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 Critical Understandings Cluster. Evidence-based practice is a major component of quality care delivery and the ability to appraise evidence from all sources is a critical skillset for nurses, informing clinical decision-making.

Students will develop an understanding of the principles of conducting research, evaluating existing research and ways of appraising evidence to inform clinical practice.

In this unit students will develop digital skills by utilising technology and health informatics to acquire, appraise and apply research evidence from relevant databases.

Unit Fee Information

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