RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE IN MIDWIFERY

NSM4REM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills to be able to interpret and understand research evidence and its impact on midwifery practice. Drawing on real life examples of midwifery related research you will gain a broad understanding of various research designs including the application of quantitative and qualitative approaches. You will develop skills in critiquing evidence for application to maternity care. Through lectures, online activities and workshops you will develop skills in reviewing the literature, explore the ethics of research and apply the appropriate design and methods to specific clinical and social issues related to maternity care and practice.


SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HGMW, HGMWB - Graduate Diploma in Midwifery or HGCFCN - Graduate Diploma in Child, Family and Community Nursing or HMMW - Master of Midwifery

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch Methods in Nursing and Midwifery (2nd Ed)RecommendedJirojwong S., Johnson M., & Welch A.(2014)Oxford University Press, Melbourne
ReadingsResearch Methods in Health (3rd Ed)RecommendedLiamputtong, P., Anderson, K., & Bondas, T. (2016)Oxford University Press, Melbourne
ReadingsNursing and midwifery research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice (5th edition)RecommendedSchneider, Z., & Whitehead, D.(2016)Elsevier, Australia
ReadingsResearch and evidence in practice.PrescribedErickson,S Hodgkin,S , Karasmanis,S Murley G.La Trobe University, 2018

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Justify the choice of different research designs and data collection methods

Activities:
face-to-face lectures; online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; Interactive workshops

02. Formulate a research question based on a clinical issue related to midwifery

Activities:
face-to-face lectures; online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; Interactive workshops

03. Develop a search strategy and conduct a literature review related to a specific topic

Activities:
face-to-face lectures; online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; Interactive workshops; Interactive presentations with experienced midwifery researchers

04. Critically appraise levels of evidence and how this impacts the relevance of research to a clinical question

Activities:
face-to-face lectures; online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; Interactive workshops

05. Explain the ethical issues inherent in midwifery research

Activities:
face-to-face lectures; online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; interactive workshops; Interactive presentations with experienced midwifery researchers

06. Explain key principles that underpin evidence- based practice

Activities:
face-to-face lectures; online E-learning modules with interactive web-based activities; Interactive workshops Interactive presentations with experienced midwifery researchers

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 05-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 08
Four 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Eleven 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 15 - 15
Two 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes x 5 (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Written assessment (1000 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Written assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Week 05-25, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 06 - 08
Four 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 05 - 25
Eleven 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 25 and delivered via online.
"Students will access online modules via LMS"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 15 - 15
Two 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be delivered in block mode"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes x 5 (1000 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Written assessment (1000 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Written assessment (2000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06