units

NUR4401

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedBerwick First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julia Morphet

Synopsis

This unit provides students with the opportunity to encounter a challenging research environment through the interaction of philosophical paradigms and extension of theoretical knowledge and acquisitions of skills to facilitate the undertaking of a research project. The unit will build upon knowledge gained in core undergraduate research units. Students will be allocated a research supervisor to begin formulating research questions and methodology for subsequent study.

Outcomes

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

  1. evaluate and utilise appropriate philosophical foundations of research;
  2. distinguish and critique quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
  3. develop and utilise research skills in the following areas:
    • advanced online searching;
    • documentation management;
    • data collection methods and analysis; and
  4. begin formulating research question and proposed study.

Assessment

Written assessment (3,500 - 4,000 words) (60%)
Oral presentation (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

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

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in courses 1249 or 3564.