NUR4404 - Clinical honours thesis 4: Analysing and reporting research - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Gulzar Malik


Dr Gulzar Malik

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


NUR4401, NUR4402, NUR4403. (NUR4403 will be a co-requisite for full time students)


Students enrolling in NUR4404 must be enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (1249 or M3704) or Graduate Diploma of Health and Science Research (M5021)


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able 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. Present research findings in a seminar context;
  4. Demonstrate an ability to manage data collection and analysis;
  5. Work collaboratively with a research supervisor to achieve research milestones;
  6. Write to an appropriate academic standard by incorporating existing research findings and supervisor feedback;
  7. Respond appropriately to realities of research project issues (e.g. ethical and practical issues surrounding confidentiality, data management etc.);
  8. Analyse and present data in a clear, concise and systematic manner;
  9. Identify strengths and limitations in their research design;
  10. Suggest directions for future research in their specialist area; and
  11. Address practicalities of research project management.


Submission of a portfolio consisting of

  • a literature review (5,000 words) and at least one academic paper suitable for publication (5,000 words)


  • Dissertation (10,000 words).

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study