HSH725 - Research Literacy


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Community Based Delivery (CBD)*, Online
Trimester 3: Online

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

This unit is only available to students enrolled in: H547, H556, H605, H615, H647, H656, H703, H706, H709, H756, H757, H759, H762, H962 M703 and M743.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

HBS400, HBS401, HBS701

Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Online and on-campus independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour on-campus seminar per week (11 seminars)

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week (11 seminars)


*National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute students only.


A solid foundation in research literacy is essential to evidence-based practice in the health and caring fields.

This unit will provide you with the skills to make evidence-based decisions, including the ability to find and synthesise research literature, critically appraise research evidence and apply research evidence to practice in an ethical and culturally sensitive manner.

Topics covered in this unit include: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and inclusive research; finding and synthesising research literature; critically appraising research evidence; human research ethics principles; cultural awareness and sensitivity.

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