Units of study for research coursework Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

NURS4020 Theory, Method and Ethic in Research

Credit points: 6
Session: Semester 1 Classes: seminars, workshops
Assessment: literature review
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
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 (i) research design and research methods, including various data collection and analysis techniques, ethical considerations in undertaking research; (ii) evaluating and critiquing the literature; students will undertake a critical and analytical literature review of their research topic in 5,000–6,000 words and (iii) written and oral modes of disseminating research findings.

NURS4021 Honours Thesis A

Credit points: 18
Assessment: seminar presentation
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
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. Students are also assisted in developing skills for presenting their research, including oral presentation skills. It is expected that students will commence their research project under the guidance of their supervisor during this unit.

NURS4022 Honours Thesis B

Credit points: 12
Session: Semester 2
Classes: supervised work
Assessment: Thesis Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

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 2
Assessment: Thesis
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day

In this unit of study students will complete their independent research project and thesis. Students will complete the 15,000–20,000 word thesis.