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Research in nursing practice (6 points)


Leader: Glenn Doolan (Gippsland), Glenice Ives (Peninsula)

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit draws the student's attention to the importance of research in shaping contemporary nursing practice and helps them to see the links between nursing theory, nursing practice and the development of nursing as a discipline. Students will develop a beginning ability to read and analyse research literature, be introduced to researcg process, nursing problems suited to research, the strengths and limitations of major research methodologies utilised in nursing, ethical considerations related to research and simple data analysis procedures including descriptive statistics.

Assessment: Assignment: 40% + Examination: 60%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week

Prerequisites: NUR1401, NUR1201, NUR1101, NUR1102

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