Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook

Description

The main component of the Honours program is an original research project on a topic relevant to nursing/midwifery practice, conducted under the close supervision of an academic staff member. In this course the student will need to work with their supervisor/s to develop a research question and then develop the proposal for their project. The student will acquire the skills of developing a research proposal and an ethics application. 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 be required to identify a research problem, select an appropriate research technique and describe the associated ethical considerations. The student will be required to present a seminar on their identified research design and method


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. identify research problems;

2. select appropriate research techniques;

3. identify and describe the ethical implications of undertaking research with humans

4. present clear and coherent verbal and written communication of a research problem, design and method


Content

In 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.

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or the Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) programs.


Assumed knowledge

Completion of a Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery or equivalent degree, with evidence of high academic achievement.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Ethical considerations *

Written Assignment: Research Methods *

Presentation: Seminar Presentation *

* 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:

  • Presentation: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Online

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 26 hour(s) per Term Full Term

To be arranged via appointment with the course coordinator and/or supervisor

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 20 hour(s) per Week for Full Term