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 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.
|Unit name||Research for Clinical Practice A|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Doctor Rachel Kornhaber|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Critically appraise quantitative and qualitative research.
- Demonstrate skills that contribute towards creating cultures of inquiry in your area of clinical practice.
- Search and locate high level research resources to answer clinical questions and areas of interest.
- Appropriately apply the use of high level research resources in clinical practice (knowledge translation).
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|Assessment||Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research (20%)|Critical Appraisal of a Randomised Control Trial (30%)|Evaluation of Practice (50%)|
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Whitehead, D., Ferguson, C., LoBiondo-Wood, G., & Haber, J. (eds) (2020). Nursing and Midwifery Research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice, 6th edn, Elsevier Australia
Greenhalgh, T. M., Bidewell, J., Warland, J., Lambros, A., & Crisp, E. (2020). Understanding research methods for evidence-based practice in health. John Wiley & Sons.
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