CMDS263-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Evaluating Research for Clinical Practice

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


Evidence-based practice is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual clients (CEBM, Oxford). Having its origins in the fields of medicine and clinical epidemiology, EBP is now a growing part of speech and language sciences. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the principles and methods of evidence-based clinical practice so that you can apply those methods to assessing and treating communication disorders in children and adults.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.



Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab (2/8)
Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre (19/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Dean Sutherland


Required Texts

Dollaghan, Christine A; The handbook for evidence-based practice in communication disorders; Paul H. Brookes Pub, 2007.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $930.00

International fee $4,363.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Department of Communication Disorders.

All CMDS263 Occurrences

  • CMDS263-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018