The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

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 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 read, understand and critically evaluate literature


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Formulate an operational research question which enables the framing of the literature research

2. Develop a search & extraction strategy that includes search terms, & data bases

3. Implement a literature search with data extraction & critique of included studies

4. Synthesis and presentation of a comprehensive literature review to guide a research thesis.


Content

In 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 may be directed to undertake relevant short courses including the use of Endnote, offered through Library Services.


Requisite

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


Assumed knowledge

A completed Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery or equivalent degree with evidence of high academic achievement.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Ass 1 *

Written Assignment: Ass 2 *

Written Assignment: Ass 3 *

* 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:

  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Online

Individual Supervision

Face to Face Off 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