units

NUR4402

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Coordinator(s)

Dr Julia Morphet

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Peninsula

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit provides students with the opportunity to develop an appropriate hypothesis or research question and derive an appropriate research design showing regard to the practical problems of conducting research in in nursing or midwifery settings. Ethical issues in research are also considered. Students will develop their own research proposal and seek ethical approval to conduct their study under the supervision of an academic staff member.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify a research topic that addresses a significant nursing or midwifery issue;
  2. develop a research problem, question or hypothesis;
  3. formulate and present a research plan;
  4. describe the theoretical basis behind the topic and research design;
  5. develop and present a research proposal, including a literature review;
  6. identify issues related to the conduct of the proposed research;
  7. participate in research seminars and workshops;
  8. apply to ethics committees for research approval as necessary; and
  9. demonstrate a collaborative and critical approach to research.

Assessment

Research proposal (3,500 - 4,000 words) (Hurdle)
Oral presentation (15 minutes) (Hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)(1249 or M3704)