Units of study

NURS4020 Theory, Method and Ethics in Research

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: seminars, workshops Assessment: seminar presentation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on the knowledge and skills required for the beginning nurse researcher. It examines research design and research methods, including various data collection and analysis techniques and ethical considerations in undertaking research. Students are also assisted in developing skills for presenting their research, including oral presentation skills. Students will undertake a seminar presentation related to their research topic and design.
NURS4021 Honours Thesis A

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: seminars, workshops Assessment: literature review (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides students with the foundations for undertaking and managing their research project. It explores the practical aspects of managing the honours project, including the supervisory relationship and time management, as well as structuring an honours thesis and developing the thesis argument. It is expected that students will commence their research project under the guidance of their supervisor during this unit. Students will undertake a critical and analytical literature review of their research topic in 5,000-6,000 words.
NURS4022 Honours Thesis B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: supervised work Prerequisites: NURS4020 and NURS4021 Assessment: thesis satisfactory completion, no mark or grade given Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit of study students will continue working on their independent research project under the guidance of their supervisor, including undertaking relevant field work, analysing the data and writing their thesis.
NURS4023 Honours Thesis C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Supervised work Prerequisites: NURS4020 and NURS4021 Assessment: 20000wd thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit of study students will complete their independent research project and thesis. Students will complete the 15,000-20,000 word thesis.