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NUR4404 - Clinical honours thesis IV: Analysing and reporting research

24 points, SCA Band 0, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Dr Ysanne Chapman (Peninsula), Professor Karen Francis (Gippsland) & Supervisors & Dr Lisa McKenna (Midwifery)


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit provides students with the opportunity to develop appropriate research knowledge and skills as they, with the assistance of a supervisor, analyse and interpret the data collected in Clinical Honours Thesis III. Following this, the research will be written in the form of a literature review and article suitable for publication, and be presented at a research seminar. The clinical/midwifery practice in this unit will allow the student to exit the program at the level of an advanced novice practitioner.


At the completion of the unit the student will be expected to:

  1. conduct appropriate data analysis and interpretation;
  2. generate a report on the project, demonstrating critical analysis and discussion of findings in the context of prior research showing due regard to relevant stylistic conventions;
  3. disseminate research findings;
  4. apply clinical reasoning to selected pathophysiological and psychosocial nursing/midwifery phenomena; and
  5. demonstrate safe clinical/midwifery practice based on current theoretical and pharmacological knowledge.


Portfolio which consists of Research Paper(s) prepared for publication: 50%
Literature Review: 30%
Oral seminar presentation: 20%
Clinical competent: Pass/Fail. Students must pass the clinical to pass the unit


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