Introduction to Evidence-based Midwifery Practice
Explore the design and methods of health research in the maternity context.
This 10-hour online program is designed for people working in midwifery and maternal and child health nursing. Increase your understanding of research and evidence through examining research methods that support evidence-based practice and will allow you to interpret and understand research evidence and its impact on midwifery practice.
|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|
Interpret and understand research evidence and its impact on midwifery practice. Specific areas of focus within this course will include the foundations of evidence-based practice with an understanding of various research designs including quantitative and qualitative approaches. It will also allow students to develop an understanding of critical appraisal including reviewing the literature and critiquing evidence within the realm of maternity care.
Evidence-based practice and research
- Understand the key principles of evidence-based practice
- Understand the key differences between the research paradigms of quantitative and qualitative research
- Understand key principles of quantitative research design including randomised controlled trials, cohort studies, case control studies, cohort studies, cross-sectional studies
- Understand the key principles of qualitative research design including phenomenology, grounded theory and ethnographic studies.
- Understand key principles of mixed methods research
The importance of critical appraisal in research
- Understand the meaning of critical appraisal
- Understand the rationale for critical appraisal for midwives/health care professionals
- Understand the use of common appraisal techniques
- Understand where to find and how to use literature databases
- 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.