|1.||Discuss the research process in relation to midwifery practice;|
|2.||Critically examine the relationship between midwifery research and improvement in health care outcomes;|
|3.||Discuss research designs and methodologies;|
|4.||Critically evaluate a piece of midwifery research;|
|5.||Recognise the ethical implications of research;|
|6.||Develop a beginning knowledge in research proposal relevant to midwifery practice;|
|7.||Access and appraise research papers and systematic review;|
|8.||Develop the ability to appraise a systematic review of the literature on an aspect of midwifery practice; and|
|9.||Recognise how to utilise research to inform midwifery practice.|
|Examination||3 hour written exam||50%|
Introduction to research for midwives, (3rd ed).
Rees, C. (2010).
Books for Midwives:Edinburgh.
Nursing Research Processes- an Australian perspective, (2nd ed).
Roberts, K. & Taylor, B. (2002).
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