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Goals of this course!
To learn about the role and use of evidence in health care and build capacity/skills in its application and appraisal. This course offers students a unique blend of ‘Big picture’ health topics (system level) along with the technical skills required to identify, evaluate, summarise and apply evidence in health care. Objectives of this course
After completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Demonstrate!an!understanding!of!health!systems,!health!economics,!the!prioritisation!of! health!services!and!technologies,!disparities!in!health!outcomes!and!Māori!perspectives!of! health:!and!how!evidence!is!used!to!inform!health!policy!decision!making!in!New!Zealand.!
Frame answerable research questions for appraisal of evidence in terms of population, intervention, or exposure, comparison groups, and outcomes.! Identify important information sources in health care literature.! Formulate a search strategy and carry out searches of health care databases.
Identify cause-effect relationships and bias in appraisal of health care literature.!
What is HLTH 301 and where are the classes going to be?
HLTH 301: Evidence in Health Care aims to provide an overview of the nature of evidence, including current definitions and its evaluation and use in health care delivery decisions in a variety of settings. HLTH 301 is a 0.25 EFTS course, comprising approximately 10 hours of study per week, of which 3 hours will be spent in direct contact with faculty members, either in the form of face to face meetings or in virtual, online interactions.
Course Outline 2 .
Part II Seminar:Evidence to Policy Concluding Remarks. Part I and II Literature search and information retrieval Study Designs in Health care Risk Communication Cultural Issues in Health Health Care Economics Social Network Analysis in Health Validity in Health Research Review of Topics for Examination and FAQ Mid Term Examination Principles of Evidence Based Health How to Frame Research Questions How to Conduct a Systematic Review Hands on Lab for Conducting a Systematic Review How to Conduct a Meta Analysis Hands on Lab for Meta Analysis Principles of Grading Evidence Hands on Lab for Grading Evidence How to Appraise Studies on Diagnosis and Therapy. Course Evaluation. Part I How to Appraise Studies on Diagnosis and Therapy.Course Outline Table&1. Discussion Venue Wheki 105 Wheki 103 Wheki 105 Computer Lab in the Education Library Wheki 105 Wheki 103 Wheki 105 Wheki 103 Wheki 105 Wheki 103 Wheki 105 Wheki Wheki Wheki Wheki 103 and Online 105 103 105 Lecturer Ray Arin Pauline Margaret Ray Ray Annabel Ray Arin Ann Arin and others Students Ray David David David Arin Arin Arin Arin Ann Ann Ann and Pauline All Wheki 103 Wheki Wheki Wheki Wheki 105 103 105 103 Wheki 105 Wheki 103 Wheki 105 Wheki 103 1 .&Course&Timetable&& Date 9-Jul 10-Jul 16-Jul 17-Jul 23-Jul 24-Jul 30-Jul 31-Jul 6-Aug 7-Aug 13-Aug 14-Aug 3-Sep 4-Sep 10-Sep 11-Sep 17-Sep 18-Sep 24-Sep 25-Sep 1-Oct 2-Oct 8-Oct 9-Oct Day of the Wee Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Hours 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 10-12 11-12 Topic Introduction to the course Cause and Effect in Health Care Introduction to Health Systems.
Course Outline 2 .
The details of these assignments are discussed as follows. 14th August 2013. Computer Laboratory at the University of Canterbury 2.! Assessment 1: One Hour Mid-Term Examination (35%. The examination will be open from 11 AM – 12 Noon for one hour. Any assignment submitted through email or hardcopy will not be marked.! 11th!October!5!PM.!Online! Write!blog!entries!between!! rd 23 !July!and!24!September.!There! is!no!maximum!limit. Please do not submit any assignment through email.!11!AM!4!12! Noon.!They!are!encouraged!to!use!a!wide!variety!of!scholarly!articles!and!texts! including!but!not!limited!to!internet!sites!and!bibliographical!databases. and a written assignment in the form of a review paper.!! The!lecturers!will!read!and! send!comments!to!the! journal!entries.!! Due*Date* 14!August!2013. All Assignments are Online and need to be submitted online using the specific forms through “learn”.!While!a!student! may!use!Wikipedia!to!gain!some!background!understanding!of!a!topic. Supporting*Literature* Students!are!encouraged!to!utilize!a!wide!range!of!up4to4date!literature!within!their! assignments.!Submit! Online! 20! Final!term! Paper! 45! 45%! One!Topic!Selected!by!the! Student! Long!Essay! Assessments for this course! There will be three assessments for this course -. Home 1 . 11 AM-12 Noon) There will be an online multiple choice examination.!Wikipedia!content! should!not!be!cited!directly!in!your!work.!The!final! grade!will!be!based!on! overall!presentation!of! ideas!and!level!of! understanding!of!the! contexts!assessed!from! reading!the!journal!entries. A student can take the examination in any of the following places: 1. online reflective journal.!40!questions! At!least!one!journal! entry!per!week.Course Outline Evaluation* Component* Mid!Term! Examinatio n! Writing!a! course! Online! Forums! Blog!! Marks* 35! %* What*will*be*included* 35%! All!topics!taught!till!7th! August! 20%! This!will!be!a!reflective! journal!where!you!will!be! posting!a!brief!summary!of! the!topics!taught!in!the!class! along!with!your!thought!on! the!topic! Type*of*Evaluation* Multiple!choice!open! book!examination.a one-hour mid-term examination. or on hard copy.!students!are!encouraged!to!use!peer!reviewed! scholarly!articles!referenced!correctly!in!APA!style. The examination will be administered online in “Learn” with 35 multiple choice questions that students have to complete in one hour. the online course management system.! online.
but must be aware of the time limit. The duration of the examination from start to finish will be 60 minutes (one hour). Any other place where he or she can access the Internet and a PC/Laptop/Tablet Device This examination is worth 35% of the total grade of the student. or any other unforeseen circumstance. In the journal. It’s not possible to split the examination over repeated time intervals. the student will attempt to answer the following three questions: 1. How can you expand on the thought or what are the take away lessons for you on the topic based on your understanding of the topic as taught in the class and your reflections. Kidney D. A student selecting any other choice will be given “0”. In case of a power outage during the attempt. Sample Question: Which organ is indicated by the term “cardiac”? A. Closes: 25th September. 2013) The journal is each individual student's personal reflections on the topics taught in this course. 2 . Paraphrase or annotate your additional readings or understanding on the topic 3. the student will post her reflections on the course and associated readings. Each question will have a “stem”. as only one correct answer is possible. Lung B. 2. Library at UC 4. An example of a question and a correct answer is presented below. in writing the entry. Assessment 2: Reflective Journal (20%. The student needs to decide the correct answer choice within this time and respond. Paraphrase what was taught in the class about the topic.Course Outline 3. The questions will be posted on learn. the student is free to consult books or any other source of information as one wishes. Liver C. Being an open book test. The student will have only one hour from start to finishing the examination. Brain The correct answer for this question is “D” (Heart). Heart E. Specifically. the examination will cut itself off and the number of entries that the student has made will be posted to the database. and the student will have to access learn to complete this multiple choice open book examination. and with only one out of five options correct. After 60 minutes. the student needs to inform the faculty members.
This component of the course will account for 45% of the overall grade. 2 days late actual mark*0. frame an answerable research question. on the basis of that article. so if one day late the mark is actual mark*0.3850] and the essay/report must contain the following headings: Abstract. The essay/report should describe and discuss how the identified evidence addresses the topic and contributes to solving the ’health problem’. critique the article and attempt to answer the question framed. A 5% deduction in the mark will be done for every day late. 2012) This component of the evaluation will test students’ ability to apply the topics covered in the course: to solve or address a well defined clinical or other type of question related to evidence based health. figures.95. Critical appraisal (of the study that is retrieved).! Presents!the!results!of!the!research!paper!appropriately!(using!tables!and! figures!if!appropriate). Summary/Key Findings. 11th October. Background.!Briefly!discusses!the!results!and!any!implications!for! health4care/health!outcomes!in!New!Zealand. Methods of searching the literature. This will be in the form of a 3500 word (± 10%) essay/report.!Summarises!any!other!relevant! Allocation! of!marks! 3! 5! 6! 10! 3! 10! 3 . and identify one important article that can answer the question. The late penalty will be as follows. The student will need to post at least one post per week. and references. Then.!and!their!implications]!(avoids! speculation/conjecture). The assignment is to identify a health-related topic. Citation management. the quality of the work will be assessed on the basis of whether and the extent to which the student was correctly able to identify and narrate the concepts taught or covered in the lecture. Framing the question.! Provides!a!robust!critique!of!the!selected!research!paper. (2) the extent to which the student was able to formulate and express thoughts to demonstrate depth of understanding and reflections on how to apply these in their own day to day practice. The submission must be through the Learn system or an electronic file (Word/PDF) . This assignment will be graded based on the marking schedule below Assessment*3:*Marking*schedule* Concise!abstract! Provides!good!background!(the!purpose!of!the!study!and!the!question!to!be! answered)!and!provides!a!rationale!for!the!enquiry. Literature retrieval. The lecturer(s) will provide feedback every week. There is no upper limit. The word limit is 3500 [range: 3150 . The referencing must conform to the APA 6th Edition guidelines.! Provides!a!description!and!discussion!of!the!Methods!(including!framing!the! question. The word count does not include tables.90 and so on. Assessment 3: Review of a health-related Topic (45%. conduct a literature search.Course Outline In general.! Provides!an!accurate!summary!and!discussion!of!the!results![including!a! discussion!of!any!important!study!limitations.!appraising).!searching.
! Total* 45! For more information about the course.!! Correct!use!of!New!Zealand!English.!3150!–!3850)! Correct!use!of!‘in4text’!citations!(generated!by!citation!management!software)! 5! and!a!correctly!formatted!reference!list. contact:! Associate Professor Ray Kirk. email: ray.nz ! David Brinson.ac. email: david.nz ! 4 .ac.ac.basu@canterbury.!etc).Course Outline points!if!appropriate!(e.!meets!the!word! 3! limit!3500!(±!10%.g.!issues!around! implementation!or!consumer!acceptance/adherence.kirk@canterbury.!significant!cost!implications.!Referencing!must!conform!to!the! APA!6th!edition!format.nz ! Arin Basu. email: arindam.!grammatically!correct.brinson@canterbury.
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