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NS5354 - Implementing Practice Development in Healthcare Contexts

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In healthcare, knowledge takes various forms. In this subject, students will explore contemporary theories of knowledge translation and practice development. There is a strong focus on the application of the students' current clinical knowledge and skills to apply the processes involved in the implementation of research evidence and clinical knowledge to change or develop clinical practice. This subject will also explore the key roles healthcare professionals play in the translational process and consider concepts of engagement and collaboration with key stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and evaluate the process of translating knowledge into action within a healthcare system;
  • Describe the factors that may influence the evolution and application of knowledge and evidence in practice;
  • Apply the theoretical models of knowledge translation to the implementation of practice development in healthcare contexts;
  • Formulate a plan for implementing knowledge to transform practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Project plan - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 15-Jul-2021
Coordinator: Mrs Wendy Luck
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Clare Fenwick, Ms Kate Hurley, Mrs Anita Dunn, Dr Nasreena Waheed.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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