This unit is only available for students who have successfully completed CNA450, or are studying CNA450 in the same semester.
This is the first of three linked dissertation units. Students conduct research into a field of nursing practice which is informed and supported by a series of collaborative seminars and workshops that provide the student with a forum in which to critique and develop their own research and that of others. The seminars focus on the application of research knowledge and skills to the research being conducted. In this unit students will develop the research project that will be reported in the thesis submitted for examination in CNA474: Dissertation Part 3.
|Unit name||Dissertation Part 1|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Doctor Russell James|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||30/10/2023||22/11/2023||26/12/2023||18/2/2024|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Identify researchable problem/s and question/s that are relevant to nursing
- Justify the proposed methodological and analytical research decisions through identification and critique of the evidence base relevant to the chosen research area
- Apply foundational methodological skills to conduct a research study in an area of interest relevant to nursing
- Make progress writing a dissertation which will have a length of between 8-14000 words. The dissertation will report the process and findings of the research project
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Research Plan and Timeline|Research Progress|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Schneider, Z., Whitehead, D., LoBiondo-Wood, G. and Haber, J., 2016. Nursing and midwifery research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice 5th ed. Elsevier Sydney Australia.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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