This unit extends students’ knowledge of the research processes and its relationship to evidence-based practice in health care. It considers a broad range of research philosophies, methodologies and methods currently employed in nursing and midwifery research. Students will extend critical appraisal skills for research and evidence-based practice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
The assessment tasks link the learning outcomes and graduate capabilities. The first assessment task will link the tests to the key component of research methods and design. In the second task students will work in small groups to synthesise evidence on a health-related topic and then present a poster in an abstract format. The final assessment is an individual critique of a nursing and midwifery research article.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):