units

NUR4402

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Anthony O'Brien and Dr Carole Gilmour

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

At the completion of the unit the student will be expected 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

There are 3 pieces of assessment
Research proposal (4-5000 words) 70%;
Ethics application 20%
Seminar presentation PPT 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Carole Gilmour

Prerequisites

NUR2001 or NUR1201

Co-requisites

Only available to students undertaking Honours degree of Bachelor of Nursing or Honours degree of Bachelor of Midwifery