Introduction to Clinical Research and Evidence Based Practice

Introduction to Clinical Research and Evidence Based Practice

This short course in Evidence Based Practice (EBP) consists of formal lectures, small group discussions and workshops.

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Course dates

2022 TBC

Course delivery

In person, at:
Monash Public Health
and Preventive Medicine
553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Course fees

  • $1,100 for 2 days
  • $600 for 1 day
  • 50% discount for Postgraduate / Undergraduate students

    10% discount for Monash staff / Monash alumni / Alfred staff / VHA members

    Program contact

    Phone: +61 3 9903 0289

    Terms and Conditions

    Day 1 of the course introduces the first two steps of the EBP process, including research designs. Day 2 of the course introduces steps 3 and 4, and focuses on the critical appraisal aspect of EBP.

    Participants will have the opportunity to engage in theory and practical learning opportunities across the two days.

    Learning objectives

    After completing this course participants will be able to:

    • Describe the different research methodologies used in clinical research
    • Design clinical research methodologies
    • Understand the principles of EBP
    • Construct a clinical question
    • Effectively search the medical literature
    • Interpret biomedical data
    • Critically appraise clinical research

    Course outline

    Day 1

    • Asking the answerable question
    • Clinical scenarios and PICO
    • Searching the literature
    • Quantitative study designs
    • Which research design is best?

    Day 2

    • Data in EBP
    • Assessing bias in studies
    • Designing the perfect study
    • Critical appraisal techniques

    Who should attend?

    This course is targeted at health practitioners (including medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals), biomedical and public health researchers, and those working in the health industry who are interested in understanding the basics of clinical research and the principles of evidence based practice (EBP).


    This course is endorsed by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity worth 40 CPD points.

    Course Director

    Scholar testimonials

    A great introduction to EBP and clinical research. I will go away with a greater understanding of everything. Thank you for a fabulous 2 days. Dragan is a great presenter and kept us focused.
    Really well done. I have tried to understand this stuff before without much luck. Now I do!
    Thank you.
    Fantastic course! Great structure. Pulled together lots of different concepts into an easy to understand format. Dragan is an excellent teacher.

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