FOUNDATIONS IN RESEARCH

NSG4FIR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop specialised knowledge and skills in research through its application to an area you identify in your professional practice. Specifically, you will develop specialised cognitive and technical skills that demonstrate application of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts of research. You will critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information and apply established theories of your professional discipline. You will also interpret research knowledge and ideas to communicate with your professional discipline and general community.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish the important elements of the research process.

Activities:
Break down the important elements of the research process. Distinguish different research designs. Compare and contrast different data collection strategies.

02. Recognise the conduct of ethical research.

Activities:
Describe the key ethical principles of research. Point out the ethical principles required for research with vulnerable groups. Outline ethical processes required to conduct research.

03. Outline the strategies for dissemination of research.

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

04. Critique a body of research.

Activities:
Critique the research literature. Decide whether research conducted is ethical. 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, 2015, Teaching Session 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 15
One 150.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 15 and delivered via online.
"150 hours of directed and self-directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word written assessment plus 500-word peer assessment task (or equivalent).10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 examination (or written equivalent).45 01, 03
One 1,500-word examination (or written equivalent).45 01, 02

Online, 2015, Teaching Session 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorWilliam McGuiness

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 38 - 43
One 150.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"150 hours of directed and self-directed online learning."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word written assessment plus 500-word peer assessment task (or equivalent).10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 1,500 examination (or written equivalent).45 01, 03
One 1,500-word examination (or written equivalent).45 01, 02