Courses & Units

Research for Clinical Practice A CNA672

Hobart, Launceston


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).


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

School of Health Sciences

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016

* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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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 Pattern



Written assessments totalling approximately 5000 words

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