FOUNDATIONS IN RESEARCH

NSG4FIR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject student will develop specialised knowledge in research by applying the concepts to an area within your professional practice. Specifically, you will focus on the skills required to be an effective consumer of research. Real-life research projects will be used as a foundation for you to explore the relevance of a research question, the appropriate selection of research design, the integration of relevant data analysis techniques, the conduct of research with ethical principles and the confidence with which conclusions can be drawn from the study findings-and translation and dissemination of research into practice settings. The subject forms a foundation for evidenced based practice and provides opportunities for students to consider undertaking research projects. 

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in course code: HMNSCO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish the important elements of different research process.

Activities:
Students will complete learning modules which will assist them to examine the research process from developing research questions, selection of research design, data collection, data analyses, presentation and dissemination of findings. Each module will include a number of activities and readings to assist with learning.

02. Analyse ethical principles for conducting and evaluating research studies.

Activities:
Students will complete a learning module which will provide a background to research ethics. They will also be expected to complete a number of written activities that address the principles of ethical research and outline the ethical processes required. Special consideration will be given to research with vulnerable groups.

03. Examine strategies for dissemination of research.

Activities:
Categorise different strategies for dissemination of research. Analyse the effectiveness of dissemination strategies and potential to change nursing and midwifery practice.

04. Examine research literature and research study design.

Activities:
Critique the research literature. Examine research to identify the principles of ethical research are observed. Judge the appropriateness of the research design to address the research question. Appraise the research outcomes compared to research aims.

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Online, 2018, Teaching Session 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning
One 150.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"150 hours of directed and self-directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word written assessment identifying a research question and relevant study design25 01
One 1,500-word written formative critique of a published research paper & 500-word peer assess task35 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word written summative assessment - critique of published research paper40 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Teaching Session 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwan McDonald

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning
One 150.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"150 hours of directed and self-directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word written assessment identifying a research question and relevant study design25 01
One 1,500-word written formative critique of a published research paper & 500-word peer assess task35 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word written summative assessment - critique of published research paper40 01, 02, 03, 04