VM3004 - Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Completion of Year 1 and Semester A of Year 2
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course promotes the approach to evidence-based practice in veterinary medicine and critical evaluation of scientific literature to support clinical activities and decision making. Basic skills in critical assessment of clinical literature for use in practice will be taught including: searching the scientific literature, and critically assessing and applying information from the literature to answer clinical questions. Students will practice the concepts by conducting critical assessments of journal articles as well as answering a PICO question using a systematic literature review strategy. By the end of the course, students will be able to critically assess scientific literature and apply evidence-base thinking to answer clinical veterinary questions.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health