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Unit description

Develops students’ understanding of the relationship between health research and evidence for practice. Students will learn about the process of finding and appraising research and applying research evidence to nursing practice. This unit will develop students’ foundational knowledge and understanding of the research process, including the concepts and principles of health research to practice as a nurse.

Unit content

  1. Explore the nature and context of health research and application of research to nursing
  2. Identify appropriate sources of quality information
  3. Describe research approaches and research designs
  4. Review the literature and recognise the application of research to patient problems
  5. Explore the importance of knowledge translation and evidence-based nursing practice
  6. Consolidate introduction to nursing research knowledge

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1articulate the value of research in contributing to developments in health and improving standards of care
2discuss the strengths and limitations of various research study designs and the appropriateness of health research methods in improving quality patient care
3generate a research question, understand appropriate methodology, and outline ethical considerations
4reflect on the importance of the application of evidence-based nursing practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate the value of research in contributing to developments in health and improving standards of care
  2. discuss the strengths and limitations of various research study designs and the appropriateness of health research methods in improving quality patient care
  3. generate a research question, understand appropriate methodology, and outline ethical considerations
  4. reflect on the importance of the application of evidence-based nursing practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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