Nursing Research Strategies

Course code NURS4302Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

In this course the student will be required to develop and justify search strategies; and undertake a search of the academic and professional literature relevant to the research project they are undertaking. They will be required to critically read, understand and evaluate this literature in order to construct a draft of the literature review chapter for the thesis. The student will also be required to present a seminar on the literature review and to complete an in depth critique of a selected article.

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 develop, justify and undertake literature searches in relation to specified research problems;

2) The ability to critically read, understand and evaluate the professional and scientific literature related to a field of enquiry;

3) Knowledge and skills necessary to undertake an in depth critique of a selected article;

4) the capacity to devise and employ effective and creative strategies in problem solving;

5) 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 acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary for the conduct and justification of literature searches, and the development of literature reviews. 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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA completed 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 - Literature Review
Other: (please specify)Participation in course discussion/supervisory meetings
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 20 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment Limited by Enrolment in a Program:
B Nursing (Hons) - 10954
B Midwifery (Hons) - 12330
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS4302