Evidence Informed Health Care

Course code MIDI2202Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course is designed to introduce the student to scientific enquiry related to evidence-informed health practice. Students who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated an ability to take a clinical concern and write it as a researchable question. They will discover the power of systematically searching the literature and critically evaluating the quality and applicability of existing research. Students will discuss quantitative and qualitative research methods and identify which research methods are most appropriate for each type of research question. Further, they will learn to appraise the quality of published research critically. All this learning is integrated by the students when they write a critical review of the research literature.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Midwifery program

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast various scientific paradigms
2. Explain the relationship between concepts, theory and research
3. Develop a researchable question; design and conduct a database search
4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the common types of quantitative and qualitative research
5. Undertake a critical review of research literature in a focused area of practice and develop an evidence-based practice sheet as a summary of best evidence.
ContentCourse Content:
Module 1: Science, Research Methodology and Evidence-Based Medicine
Module 2: Questioning and Searching
Module 3: Quantitatively Informed Practice
Module 4: Qualitatively Informed Practice
Module 5: Summarising a Critical Review of the Research Literature
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of all first year Bachelor Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing courses.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAnalysis and critique of a research article
Group/tutorial participation and contributionPreparation and participation is a hurdle requirement for passing this course because the tutorials provide educational experiences aimed at changing student knowledge, attitudes and skills so as to enable students to safely and effectively interact with women and their families in ways that are physically, emotionally, socially and culturally safe.
Quiz - On-line10 online weekly tutorial quizzes
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentVerified within ClinConnect, the NSW Ministry of Health placement system
Academic Integrity Module
Compulsory Course ComponentIn order to demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the course learning objectives and to be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to:
- Submit all assessment items
- Participate in a course (MIDI2201) themed presentation
- Successfully complete in class online quiz
- Submit a Best Evidence Practice Sheet
- Gain a combined score of 50% or higher from all graded assessment items.
- Achieve a minimum of 80% tutorial preparation and participation (including completion of tutorial guides)
Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Requirements will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Midwifery.
Prior successful completion of MIDI1201, MIDI1202, MIDI2101, MIDI2102, MIDI2103
Prior successful completion or concurrent enrolment in MIDI2201
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MIDI2202