RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS

NSM5RFN

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop advanced knowledge of nursing and midwifery research practice. They will examine the elements of the research process including: identification of a clinical issue or research problem, formulation of a research question or statement, research design and methods, data collection and analyses, and dissemination of results. They will also acquire skills required to conduct a literature review for research purposes and address the ethics of research. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode (LMS) comprised of learning modules. It provides essential research knowledge that can be built upon in the Advanced Practice A and B subjects.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJeanine Blackford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNursing and midwifery research: Methods and appraisal for evidence-based practicePrescribedSchneider, Z., Whitehead, D., Elliot, D., Lobiondo-Wood, G. & Harber, J. (Eds., 2012)4TH EDN, MOSBY ELSEVIER, SYDNEY
ReadingsEssentials of nursing research: Appraising the evidence for nursing practiceRecommendedPolit, D.F. & Beck, C. T. (2010)7TH EDN, WOLTERS KLUWER & LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PHILADELPHIA

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Distance Education, 2014, Semester 1, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeanine Blackford

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via distance education.
"An individual flexible learning package (web based learning and/or electronic access) equivalent to 3hrs per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word critical appraisal plus one 500-word peer-assessment.10
One on-line 1.5-hour multiple-choice examination (equiv to 1,500 words)40
One online 1.5-hour multiple-choice examination (equiv to 1,500 words)50

Distance Education, 2014, Semester 2, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Edvardsson

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning
One 3.0 hours problem based learning per week and delivered via distance education.
"An individual flexible learning package (web based learning and/or electronic access) equivalent to 3hrs per week."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,500-word critical appraisal plus one 500-word peer-assessment.10
One on-line 1.5-hour multiple-choice examination (equiv to 1,500 words)40
One online 1.5-hour multiple-choice examination (equiv to 1,500 words)50