Supervised Project

Course code NURS3105Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

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).

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2015, 2013
ObjectivesStrand A (Literature Review)
As a result of engaging in this course students will be able to:
• Identify and articulate clinically relevant nursing research questions
• Develop effective database searching skills
• Develop and conduct a database search strategy
• Explain the nature and purpose of the integrative literature review
• Appraise a range of different qualitative and quantitative research
• articles
• Develop familiarity with number of the Critical Appraisal Tools (CATs)
• currently used in health research evaluation
• Plan and write an integrative literature review
• Present review findings verbally to an audience

Strand B (Cultural Study Tour or International/rural/remote Health Care Experience)
As a result of engaging in this course students will be able to:
• Reflect upon and situate health practices within the specific health care system, cultural entity, social or community group studied.
• 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.
• Critically analyse professional practices in terms of transferability to other similar social and/or community health situations.
• Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively using verbal and written language skills.
• 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.
ContentStrand 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
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA pass or higher grade in all 1000 level courses

A cumulative GPA of 5 or higher (if undertaking an integrative review of the literature)
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Participation
Presentations - IndividualOral Seminar Presentation
ReportsReport (Part A and B)
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 100 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Seminar: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery

A pass or higher grade in all 1000 level courses

A cumulative GPA of 5 or higher
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for NURS3105