ADVANCED CLINICAL EVIDENCE FOR NURSING PRATICE

NSM5ACE

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Advanced Clinical Evidence for Nursing Practice will develop your skills to examine evidence based clinical practice. Through coursework you will critique evidence and if necessary, update a published systematic review pertinent to your area of practice. Your learning and development will be assessed through case study analysis of topics pertinent to your area of practice.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Murphy

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Advanced Clinical Practice

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUsing evidence to guide nursing practicePrescribedCourtney, M., & McCutcheon, H 20102ND EDN, ELSEVIER: SYDNEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Source, critique and incorporate evidence into your practice.

Activities:
Online activity; assessment task one and three
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Develop answerable questions on which evidence is lacking in relation to your own scope of practice.

Activities:
Online activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Justify validated tools used in evaluating the evidence.

Activities:
Online activity; assessment task two
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Examine how evidence is translated into practice and whether health outcomes in your specialty have improved as a result of the use of evidence-based practice.

Activities:
Online activity; assessment task one and three
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Synthesised understanding of the evidence that informs treatment options and patient preferences in clinical decision making

Activities:
Online activity; Assessment one and three
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

06. Skilled at writing a grant application to fund an evidence based implementation project

Activities:
Assessment two
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Murphy

Class requirements

Directed Reading
One 150.0 hours directed reading per study period and delivered via online.
"Fully online equivalent to 150 directed and self-directed learning hours. Delivered over 12 weeks."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word proposal for funding of an evidence based implementation project20 06
One 2,000-word assessment task on a systematic review30 02, 01, 04, 03, 05
One 3,000-word report analysing evidence to inform treatment options and health outcomes50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05