Nursing Research Methods

Course code NURS4301Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

In this course the student will be required to develop higher order thinking skills involving identification of research problems, selection of research techniques, evaluation of a variety of data forms and critical analysis. They will be required to explore and develop skills in the application of research methods relevant to the research project they are undertaking. They will also be required to undertake an exploration of a research method other than that which is being used in their research project. The student will be required to present a seminar on the alternate research design.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will demonstrate:

1) The capacity to identify research problems;

2) The ability to select appropriate research techniques;

3) The capacity to devise and employ effective and creative strategies in problem solving;

4) The ability to communicate effectively using abstractions, theorisations and case study material including the ability to write effectively using a variety of appropriate styles.
ContentIn this course the specific focus will be on the development of a research proposal. This includes the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary for the identification of research problems; the selection of research techniques; the evaluation of data forms; and the conduct of critical analyses. Students will be directed to participate in relevant short courses including the use of Endnote, STATA or N-Vivo offered through the Research Branch and Library Services.
Replacing Course(s)Nil - with the exception of NURS4930 all nursing honours courses ceased to be available in 2006.
TransitionThere is currently one student enrolled in the program for whom transitional arrangements are in place. This student will not need to complete NURS4301 to complete the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree, with evidence of high academic achievement.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten Assignment - Research Proposal
Seminar Presentation
Other: (please specify)Participation in course discussion/supervisory meetings
SeminarSeminar Presentation
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 20 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment Limited by Enrolment in a Program:
B Nursing (Honours) - 10954
B Midwifery (Honours) - 12330
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS4301