Courses & Units

Research for Clinical Practice A CNA672

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 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.

Summary

Unit name Research for Clinical Practice A
Unit code CNA672
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Doctor Rachel Kornhaber
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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).
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060301 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online

AssessmentCritical Appraisal of Qualitative Research (20%)|Critical Appraisal of a Randomised Control Trial (30%)|Evaluation of Practice (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

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

Recommended

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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