Liberty BUSI 418 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare Entire Course



Liberty BUSI 418 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare Entire Course

Course Summary:

Explores the practice of evidence-based management relative to healthcare decision-making and support. Topics explored include, but are not limited to, the evolution of evidence-based healthcare; locating and evaluating evidence; development of the capacity of healthcare managers to utilize evidence in decision-making, and evidence-based healthcare in the 21st century.

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Evidence-based management is based on decision-making and organizational practices that are formed based on analyzing data. The actual practice of evidence-based decision-making originated from medicine and focused decision-making on an empirical approach to address issues. It is grounded in scientific methodology that utilizes data collection and analysis to advance knowledge.

Measurable Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Integrate a biblical worldview within the context of research and evidence-based practice.
    • Evaluate appropriate and credible sources of information relative to evidence-based decision-making.
    • Synthesize evidence to improve the organization or patient outcomes by considering other members of the healthcare team.
    • Explain the interrelationship among theory, practice, and research demonstrating an understanding of the basic elements of the research process, based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.

Course Assignment Summary:

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Whole Sessions Discussions (7)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided promptly for each module.

Literature Review Assignment:

  • The student will create a Literature Review based on 4 articles that support recommendations in their chosen clinical guideline.
  • The articles will include 2 quantitative and 2 qualitative research articles (one may be a mixed method) using the provided matrix template.

Protecting Human Research Participants Assignment:

  • The student will complete a paper on Protecting Human Research Participants using the provided template.

Levels of Evidence Assignment:

The student will use the research from the Literature Review to identify and provide the levels of evidence in the articles chosen. The student must also include a summary description of the levels chosen using the provided template.

Whole Sessions Quizzes (3)

The student will take the quizzes, which consist of true/false and multiple choice questions. The 3 quizzes are Open Book.



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