Courses & Units

Research for Clinical Practice A CNA672

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit provides you with the foundational knowledge required to appreciate the role of research in clinical practice. The unit aims to deepen appreciation of the importance of research utilisation and evidence-based practice in the provision of quality patient, woman and family care. You will gain skills in searching for and evaluating high level evidence to answer questions from clinical practice and in the critical appraisal of common types of quantitative and qualitative research. You will also explore the role that nurses and midwives play in supporting the development of cultures of inquiry within their healthcare agencies.

This unit is one of four units that are undertaken by registered midwives to upgrade to the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery. It contributes to knowledge, skills and attitudes/attributes required for contemporary midwifery practice based on the NMBA National Competency Standards for the Midwife (2006).

Summary

Unit name Research for Clinical Practice A
Unit code CNA672
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Lauren Hoban

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October the previous year.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,303.00 060301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online

Assessment

Written assessments totalling approximately 5000 words

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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