NURS 2036 Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401449

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Description Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Midwifery is designed to develop students' knowledge in accessing and making judgements to translate the best available evidence, which includes the most current, valid, and available research findings into practice. General concepts associated with evidence-based health care are explored including conducting literature searches from a wide range of sources, reviewing and appraising research and other evidence, using and translating research into practice.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Discipline General Nursing

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects NURS 2033 - Research Principles for Nursing and Midwifery NURS 2035 - Research for Nursing and Midwifery

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in 4691 Bachelor of Nursing, 4780 Bachelor of Nursing – WSU Online or 4684 Bachelor of Midwifery. or 4693 Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced) or 4692 Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry),

Assumed Knowledge

Professional communication and the roles and responsibilities of registered nurse or midwife.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the major research paradigms, principles and concepts that inform nursing and midwifery knowledge and practice.
  2. Conduct literature searches from a wide range of sources to support safe and appropriate nursing and midwifery care
  3. Evaluate research and other evidence to support evidence-based decision making for practice
  4. Discuss the processes of translating research and other evidence into practice including identifying emerging trends in contemporary best practice evaluates information to support
  5. Explain strategies on how to contribute to quality improvement and relevant research as a health care professional

Subject Content

  1. Research approaches, methods, and designs (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  2. Ethical considerations related to nursing and midwifery research.
  3. Identify different research literature sources
  4. Levels of evidence
  5. Appraising the research
  6. Synthesizing and appraising the evidence - Systematic reviews
  7. Translation of evidence into practice
  8. Clinical practice guideline, policies, models of care
  9. Sustainable impact
  10. Process of implementation of evidence for maintaining sustainable 

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes each x 2 30 N Individual
Report 1,200 words 40 N Individual
Presentation 10 minute video 30 N Group

Teaching Periods

Autumn

Campbelltown

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Hawkesbury

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Liverpool

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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WSU Online TRI-1

Wsu Online

Online

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WSU Online TRI-2

Wsu Online

Online

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WSU Online TRI-3

Wsu Online

Online

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