Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013
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
Students 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 focussed area of practice and develop an evidence-based practice sheet as a summary of best evidence.
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
Successful completion of all first year Bachelor Midwifery or Bachelor of Nursing courses.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks