HBS302 Special Topics in Clinical Aesthetics and
HCM302 Evidence-Bases Practice

Unit Description

In this integrated unit of Evidence-Based Practice and Special Topics in Clinical Aesthetics, you will learn about evidence-based practice and its origins in clinical medicine. You will explore key concepts and terminology used, in particular the concept of meta-analysis, a research method by which clinicians may more effectively analyse and evaluate large amounts of research and research data in order to reach appropriate clinical decisions.

You are introduced to advanced health research and evaluation skills, citation standards, literature review techniques, ethics applications in research, preparation and defence of the thesis protocols and skills in thesis writing. This unit aims to give you the opportunity to develop your critical thinking by studying the relevant literature and ability to develop a research program.

This unit’s information is intended to scaffold and frame your special topic in clinical aesthetics.

* Marking of assessments will be commensurate with a double unit.
* Time management will be critical to complete this double unit.


There are no prerequisites for this unit, however the undertaking of HCM 201 Critical Thinking and Research Skills is fundamental to understanding the content of this unit.

Learning Outcomes

HBS 302

On completion of this unit the student will be able to:

HCM 302

On completion of this unit the student will be able to:

Graduate Attributes (GA)

In addition to the unit-specific learning outcomes listed above, the following graduate attributes are taught, developed and assessed in varying degrees within this unit:

Key Dates

Week 1 Semester commences
Week 7 Assessment 1: Mid Semester Examination (20%)
Week 11 Assessment 2: Essay (40%)
Week 14 Assessment 3: Minor Thesis 40%