12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Nursing and Midwifery
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit examines foundations of knowledge for nursing and education for clinical practice. Knowledge generation through research, and the application and dissemination of that knowledge, are central themes of this unit.
The development of a research culture as the cornerstone of professional nursing is emphasized.
Research processes from various traditions are examined and their specific relevance to nursing in diverse practice settings is explored.
The significance of evidence-based nursing in the context of the contemporary health care environment is highlighted. As a key feature of this unit, knowledge transfer and translation is examined in primary, acute and rehabilitative settings.
Strategies for peer teaching and health promotion through teaching are developed through exploration of theoretical concepts and practical application in the classroom setting.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Assess a client's learning needs and use appropriate teaching methods and teaching aids
- Describe and critique theories of learning
- Develop and implement plans for health teaching and promotion
- Differentiate the types of literature and literature reviews
- Discuss the concept of knowledge generation in professional nursing
- Describe philosophical underpinnings, methodologies and principles of research relevant to nursing practice
- Explain the generation of knowledge in nursing through the critique of research
- Discuss the ethical principles underpinning the research process
- Recommend strategies for the dissemination of knowledge to facilitate improved health outcomes
- Identify strategies for the translation of research evidence to nursing practice.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 3 hours and 10 minutes.
- Active learning engagement (1,000 words) (10%)
- Multi-media teaching session (presentation) and written paper (2,000 words) (30%),
- Literature review (3,000 words) (30%),
- Exam (3 hours) (30%)
12 hours self-directed study per week
10 hours per week of workshops and lectures
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Nursing and midwifery