Nursing Research Frameworks

Course code NURS4303Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

In this course the student will acquire the skills of research proposal and ethics application development. The student will need to work with their supervisor/s to develop a researchable question and then develop the proposal for their projects context, value and design. It is anticipated that most students will work with supervisors on projects that have attained ethics approval. Should it be necessary for students to attain ethical approval for their projects, this course will provide the knowledge and skills to assist in the development of a ethics application.

Available in 2015

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

1) the skills and knowledge to develop and application for ethics approval
2) the capacity to devise and employ effective and creative strategies in problem solving;
3) the ability to communicate effectively using abstractions and theorisations and case study material including the ability to write effectively using a variety of appropriate styles.
ContentThe main component of the Honours program is an original research project conducted under the close supervision of an academic staff member. The honours student and academic supervisor will collaborate to determine the content that allows the student to generate a thesis demonstrating their capacity for effective data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation. In this course the specific focus will be on acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary for the development of the research question, proposal and ethics application. In this course the student will explored and develop the links between literature, aims and methods as the merit of their project is argued.
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 AssignmentsEthics Application Form relevant to their research project with or without appendix.
Other: (please specify)Participation in course discussion/supervisory meetings
SeminarOral 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 (Hons) 10954
B Midwifery (Hons) 12330
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS4303