Data Collection and Analysis in Midwifery Research
Get started on your path of improving maternity outcomes through health research and design.
This 10-hour online program is designed for midwives and maternal and child health nurses who are keen to explore research in a midwifery context. Through this course you will develop an understanding of the key features of data collection methods and data analysis used in qualitative and quantitative research. You will learn to apply the appropriate research design and methods to specific clinical and social issues related to maternity care and practice. You will gain an understanding of some of the key ethical considerations to ensure that research is safe, respectful and high quality.
|Date/s||Open for enrolments at anytime|
|Duration||12 weeks from time of registration (earliest commencement is August 2021)|
|Prerequisites/s||Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Health Professional.|
|Certification||Certificate of Attendance for 10 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)|
|Fee/s||$380.00 + GST|
Drawing on La Trobe’s rich research expertise, this short course is targeted at midwives and maternal and child health nurses and who would like to gain increased understanding of research and evidence.
During this 10-hour course, you will cover the foundations of evidence-based research and the principles of data collection that underpin evidence based practice. You will be able to justify the choice of different research designs and data collection methods and critically appraise levels of evidence and how this impacts the relevance of research surrounding a clinical question.
Introduction to Evidence Based research
- Gain an understanding of the key principles of evidence-based practice
- Gain an understanding of different research designs including qualitative and quantitative research designs
- Gain an understanding of critical appraisal including common appraisal techniques
Data Collection Methods
- Gain an understanding of the steps involved with developing a research proposal
- Gain an understanding of the key principles of qualitative and quantitative data analysis
- Consider the ethical issues inherent in midwifery research
- Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed at home during study periods.
- Students must have basic computer literacy skills (e.g. Word or other word processing software).
T: 1300 135 045
This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.