RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE IN MIDWIFERY

NSM4REM

2021

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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Research Methods in Nursing and Midwifery

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJirojwong S., Johnson M., & Welch A.

Year2014

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherOxford University Press, Melbourne

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Nursing and midwifery research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSchneider, Z., & Whitehead, D.

Year2016

Edition/Volume5th edition

PublisherElsevier, Australia

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Research and evidence in practice.

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorErickson,S Hodgkin,S , Karasmanis,S Murley G.

Year2018

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PublisherLa Trobe University

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Research Methods in Health

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLiamputtong, P., Anderson, K., & Bondas, T.

Year2016

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherOxford University Press, Melbourne

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Justify the choice of different research designs and data collection methods
02. Formulate a research question based on a clinical issue related to midwifery
03. Develop a search strategy and conduct a literature review related to a specific topic
04. Critically appraise levels of evidence and how this impacts the relevance of research to a clinical question
05. Explain the ethical issues inherent in midwifery research
06. Explain key principles that underpin evidence- based practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Grimes

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 6 - 8
Four 3.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes will be delivered in block mode

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 24
Eleven 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
Students will access online modules via LMS

WorkShopWeek: 17 - 17
Two 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
Class to be scheduled on the same day

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quizzes x 5 (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Written assessment (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Written assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen McLachlan

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 7 - 8
Four 3.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes will be delivered in block mode

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 24
Eleven 2.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via online.
Students will access online modules via LMS

WorkShopWeek: 17 - 17
Two 3.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 17 and delivered via face-to-face.
Classes to be scheduled on the one day

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quizzes x 5 (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Written assessment (1000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Written assessment (2000 word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6