INDEPENDENT STUDY UNIT

NSM5ISU

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject, students are required to conduct a critical literature review based on the project topic the student plans to implement in NSM5CLP Clinical Project. The literature review must aim to summarise, interpret and critically evaluate the existing evidence in order to establish current knowledge of a particular subject. The literature review may address a controversy, establish the need for additional research, and/or define a topic of inquiry. It is intended to provide students with current knowledge on an aspect that relates to legal and ethical issues within the practice of professional nursing. Students will submit the literature review as both a written document and as a recorded presentation.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If the student is admitted in HMN or HMND then must have passed NSM5RFN, NSM5CPR, NSM5APA and NSM5APB If the student is admitted in HMMID then must pass NSM5APA, NSM5APB and NSM5CIA. If the student is admitted in HMMH or HMMN then must pass NSM5CPR, NSM5RFN, MMH5AMP and MMH5AMH.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on a project topic relevant to the practice of professional nursing

Activities:
Written exercise and discussion with professional peers.

02. Develop and implement a literature search strategies, including appropriate keywords

Activities:
Written exercise, on-line library resources utilisation and conducting an online literature search based on the search plan including key words and Boolean operators.

03. Conduct a comprehensive literature review, critically evaluating available evidence

Activities:
Critical reading, constructing an annotated bibliography and drafting a review of key findings.

04. Critically examine the relevance of the findings to the clinical setting

Activities:
Written exercise developing correlations between the findings from the literature and contemporary practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 6.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Individual consultation with a supervisor and independent sutdy equivalent to 6-hours per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000 word project plan and search strategy10 01, 02
One 3,000 word presentation of initial findings , background and significance of the study30 01, 02
One 6000 word completed literature review60 03, 04

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 6.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via online.
"Individual consultation with a supervisor and independent sutdy equivalent to 6-hours per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000 word project plan and search strategy10 01, 02
One 3,000 word presentation of initial findings , background and significance of the study30 01, 02
One 6000 word completed literature review60 03, 04