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

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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 active in the Bachelor of Nursing program or Bachelor of Midwifery Program and successfully completed 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 - Research Strategy *

Literature Review: Strand A - Literature Review *

Online Learning Activity: Strand A and Strand B - Online Learning Activity (Introductory Blog) *

Presentation: Strand A and Strand B - Oral Seminar Presentation *

Journal: Strand B - Journal/Log *

Report: Strand B - Field Study Report *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Report: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course.
  • Journal: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course.
  • Presentation: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course
  • Online Learning Activity: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course
  • Literature Review: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course.
  • Written Assignment: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - To be awarded a pass or higher grade in this course each student is required to submit all assessment items and gain at least 50% of the aggregate marks for the course.

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Individual Supervision

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

Course Coordinator to make individual appointments with students due to the nature of assessments within this course

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 100 hour(s) per Term

Seminar

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