Presents students with an overview of research and critique-based enquiry methods in the context of contemporary health care practices, including evidence based care and research appraisal.
Unit content1. Introduction to nursing and research
2. Why study research?
3. What is evidence - Evidence based practice
4. Evaluating the evidence - Critical appraisal of research
5. Framing the research question
6. Developing the research proposal
7. Literature review
8. Handling quantitative data Research methods
9. Handling Qualitative data
10. Mixed method research
11. Disseminating research findings
12. Evaluating health care systems
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Examine the methods of research used in health care||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Compare and contrast the interrelationships between theory, research and practice||Lifelong learning|
|3||Analyse research findings on problems and issues related to health care practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||Evaluate ethical principles as they relate to research processes||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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