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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore

Unit description

Further develop students’ understanding of the relationship between research and practice in nursing. Students will have the opportunity to apply their research knowledge and skills into practice by following the steps of evidence-based practice. This unit will assist students to generate research skills towards improving health care for patients and their varying contexts.

Unit content

  1. Cultivate curiosity and generate a clinical problem that can be addressed by research
  2. Search for the best evidence
  3. Appraise research evidence
  4. Integrate the evidence with clinical expertise, patient preferences and values, and apply evidence
  5. Evaluate the outcomes of the practice decisions or changes based on evidence (Two datasets based on the given topics)
  6. Disseminate the evidence-based practice results

The above is based on Evidence-based practice: step by step: the seven steps of evidence-based practice written by Melnyk et al. (2010).

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:
1cultivate a spirit of inquiry from a clinical scenario
2review and critique research evidence
3determine a research question, appropriate methodology and ethical considerations
4apply evidence to nursing practice and evaluate expected outcomes

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

  1. cultivate a spirit of inquiry from a clinical scenario
  2. review and critique research evidence
  3. determine a research question, appropriate methodology and ethical considerations
  4. apply evidence to nursing practice and evaluate expected outcomes

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Six times across two weeks)
Assessment
Poster40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Six times across two weeks)
Assessment
Poster40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hrs (Six times across two weeks)
Assessment
Poster40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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