Supervised Project

Description

This course will enable students to undertake a project related to nursing or midwifery in a topic of individual interest. The project will entail following one of two Strands -

Strand A: an integrative review of the literature; or

Strand B: a cultural study tour, or an international/rural/remote volunteer health care experience of at least two weeks duration (full time).

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and articulate clinically relevant nursing research questions;

2. Develop effective database searching skills;

3. Develop and conduct a database search strategy;

4. Explain the nature and purpose of the integrative or critical literature review;

5. Appraise a range of different qualitative and quantitative research articles;

6. Develop familiarity with number of the Critical Appraisal Tools (CATs) currently used in health research evaluation;

7. Plan and write an integrative or critical literature review;

8. Present review findings verbally to an audience.

9. Reflect upon and situate practices within the specific health care system, cultural entity, social or community group studied;

10. Demonstrate, through enquiry-based methods, an ability to explain events, practical applications and achieved outcomes relevant to health within the system, culture or group studied

11. Critically analyse professional practices in terms of transferability to other similar social and/or community health situations;

12. Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively using verbal and written language skills;

13. Discuss health within the selected health context using relevant concepts of health, models of health care, determinants of health (social and biomedical) and health promotion/health breakdown prevention.

Content

Strand A (Literature Review)

  • Developing clinically relevant, focused, searchable questions.
  • Databases searching techniques and strategies
  • Using Critical Appraisal Tools
  • Evaluating quantitative and qualitative research studies
  • Writing literature reviews
  • Writing integrative literature reviews
  • Communicating research findings to a professional audience
  • Objectives and learning outcomes will be negotiated between the student and their academic supervisor at the beginning of the semester.

Strand B (Cultural Study Tour or International/rural/remote Health Care Experience)

  • Health care systems, cultural entity, social or community group
  • Working as a volunteer or participating in a study tour.
  • Investigating similarities and differences in social and cultural groups.
  • Investigating similarities and differences in health care systems and health issues in populations.
  • Communication knowledge and skills in participation within social groups and gathering of information.
  • Enquiry-based methods to support strategies of reflection, critical analysis and evaluation.
  • Reviewing relevant standards, concepts of health, models of health care, and determinants of health and health promotion/health breakdown prevention within selected health contexts

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing program or Bachelor of Midwifery Program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of NURS1101, NURS1201, NURS1202, HUBS1406 and HUBS1416.Students must have a cumulative GPA of 5 or higher to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

A pass or higher grade in all 1000 level courses A cumulative GPA of 5 or higher (if undertaking an integrative review of the literature)

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Strand A - CRITICAL OR INTEGRATIVE REVIEW

Written Assignment: Strand B - CULTURAL STUDY TOUR/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 100 hour(s) per Term

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term