This course introduces research as a means of underpinning evidence-based health practice. You will develop foundation skills in research that will enable you to explore discipline specific evidence-based health care practice. A focus will be on the development of skills in accessing and evaluating information and critical appraisal of research literature.
|Online – Online asynchronous learning and teaching recording and self-directed learning. Students will be supported with Zoom drop-in sessions.||3hrs||Week 1||13 times|
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia|
|1||Understand the principles of quantitative and qualitative methods of collecting, analysing and presenting information in health research||Knowledgeable||
1.1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 3.3, 5.1, 6.1, 7.2
|2||Manage information systems to identify and find relevant peer reviewed literature to explore a health care research question||Knowledgeable||
1.1, 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 5.1, 7.2, 7.3
|3||Critically appraise health care research literature||Knowledgeable||
1.1, 1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 7.2, 7.3
|4||Engage with the principles of evidence based practice to understand the requirements of delivering therapeutic and safe care across diverse health care settings.||Engaged||
1.1, 1.1, 1.6, 2.7, 3.7, 3.7, 5.1, 5.1, 6.1, 6.1, 7.2, 7.3
|5||Apply principles and practices of academic writing and referencing.||Ethical||
|Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia|
|1.1||The midwife identifies what is important to women as the foundation for using evidence to promote informed decision-making, participation in care, and self-determination|
|1.2||The midwife accesses, analyses, and uses the best available evidence, that includes research findings, for safe, quality midwifery practice|
|1.6||The midwife supports the development, implementation and evaluation of evidenced-based health initiatives and programs|
|2.2||The RN communicates effectively, and is respectful of a person’s dignity, culture, values, beliefs and rights|
|2.7||The RN actively fosters a culture of safety and learning that includes engaging with health professionals and others, to share knowledge and practice that supports person-centred care|
|3.3||The RN uses a lifelong learning approach for continuing professional development of self and others|
|3.7||The midwife recognises and responds appropriately where safe and quality practice may be compromised|
|5.1||The midwife interprets assessment data and best available evidence to develop a plan for practice|
|6.1||The midwife actively contributes to quality improvement and research activities|
|7.2||The midwife revises plan and actions based on evidence and what is learned from evaluation|
|7.3||The midwife uses evaluation and reflection to inform future practice and professional development|
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Enrolled in Program SC367, SC391, SC393
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
The online discussion board (assessment 1, 20%) will be open from commencement of the course until early week 5. The feedback from the discussion board is provided to students at the time of completion by tutors who will be able to determine if students are likely going to need extra support, and provide information to students about the variety of support services. This formative feedback will highlight the areas requiring additional support, link students with peers, and provide focused insights to the course coordinator and tutors about students who will struggle. Other formative assessment in the form of 5 questions (multiple choice, matching and/or short-answer) will be offered weekly, but will not be graded. This quiz can be taken an unlimited number of times. The feedback will identify correct responses and identify where to find correct information for incorrect responses.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
1st discussion board post: 400-500 words to respond to the questions. 2nd discussion board post: 150-200 words to respond to another student's discussion board post.
|Refer to Format||Online Submission|
|All||2||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
50 questions, 120 minutes
|Refer to Format||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All||3||Oral and Written Piece||Individual||40%||
1000 words excluding end-text references (+/- 10%)
|Refer to Format||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Discussion Board|
The goal for this online discussions is to provide an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas related to research for evidence based practice with their peers. This can help to foster critical thinking and allow students to explore different perspectives and approaches to a particular topic or issue.
Online discussion board post. The first discussion board post will be the student reply to the questions. The second discussion board post will be a substantive reply by the student to at least one other student.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Online Exam|
The goal of this online exam is to evaluate students' ability to apply evidence-based practice principles in real-world scenarios. By presenting students with real-world scenarios or other examples of research problems, instructors can assess students' ability to identify appropriate research methods, analyse data, and draw conclusions based on evidence.
|Product:||Examination - not Centrally Scheduled|
Online Exam, multiple choice, matching, case scenarios.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Poster presentation|
The goal of having emerging health professionals present an evidence-based practice poster is to provide a meaningful and engaging learning experience that integrates knowledge, skills, and critical thinking in a way that prepares them for future professional practice in the field.
|Product:||Oral and Written Piece|
Recorded, orally narrated poster presentation. Details about this task can be found in the course learning management system.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Greenhalgh, T., Bidewell, J., Crisp, E., Lambros, E., & Warland, J.||2020||Understanding research methods for evidence-based practice in health||2nd ed.||John Wiley & Sons|
1. Required textbook. Purchase direct from publisher as interactive ebook (recommended), or paperback at Wiley or Booktopia 2. Laptop or other device to access Canvas, store files and complete assessments.
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