Course Title: Access evidence and apply in practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5318

Course Title: Access evidence and apply in practice

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 55.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to access and judiciously use the current best practice and evidence to guide decisions for improving client outcomes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPOL501A Access evidence and apply in practice


1.Prepare to gather appropriate evidence

2.Research and assess evidence-based best practice

3.Develop possible practice changes

4.Implement and evaluate changes in practice

5.Integrate and maintain change in practice

Learning Outcomes

By completeting this course and associated assessments you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to apply current evidence-based best practice to your work with complex-care clients.

Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed via a major research assignment examining a current evidence-based principle of practice. This task has two main components - the written research and a complimentary role-play exercise.