This unit of study builds on the tenet throughout this course that research is integral to all aspects of nursing theory, education, application and practice. Nursing research and its application in practice will be the focus of examination and critique. A critical analysis of various modes of inquiry will be used to investigate aspects of nursing practice and relevant nursing issues. A variety of perspectives, methodologies and methods that constitute modes of inquiry will be included. This unit will assist students to develop research knowledge that will assist them to critique the literature relevant to their practice and determine its value for practice (viz-a-viz evidence based nursing or evidence based practice). As well the unit will begin to prepare them for future research activities. Opportunities will be provided to experience the inquiry process with reference to clinically related situations or to areas that have an implication for nurses and their practice.
lectures/tutorials and independent learning/online
Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline
As advised within the relevant unit of study outline