The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

NURS6900

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will introduce students to the various approaches to conducting research in health care. Students will learn about study planning and design and will develop an awareness of important considerations in study design. Students will also learn to review and critique published research and reviews of published studies.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 1 - 2020.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Describe the purpose of undertaking research in health care

2. Review and critically evaluate a published study or literature review using a recognised critical appraisal instrument

3. Outline the components of quantitative, qualitative and mixed method study designs.

4. Identify and describe important considerations in study design including: ethical implications and vulnerable populations including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and ensuring rigour in research.

5. Develop health care research questions and select study designs and research processes that are suitable for answering them


Content

This course is presented as the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to research in health care
  • Module 2: Literature reviews
  • Module 3: Quantitative study design
  • Module 4: Qualitative study design
  • Module 5: Mixed methods study design

Assumed knowledge

Foundational knowledge in the critical appraisal and utilisation of research; including quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches, to inform professional practice.

Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgement, synthesis and evaluation and expertise using 'Endnote' or similar reference database management program.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 1 *

Written Assignment: Written Assessment 2 *

Written Assignment: Written assessment 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: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Written Assignment: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.