NURS 4001 Methods and Methodologies in Midwifery Research

Credit Points 10

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Description This unit will broaden and deepen students understanding of research methodologies and methods and develop research skills in order to apply these to a specific Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) research project.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours).

Assumed Knowledge

A basic knowledge of research methods at undergraduate level.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate midwifery research methodologies
  2. Develop a coherent research proposal and plan
  3. Evaluate specific data collection method(s) and analyses
  4. Identify and devise strategies to ensure rigour/validity/reliability of a planned study
  5. Identify potential ethical dilemmas and devise strategies to mitigate risk

Subject Content

Midwifery Research methodologies and research design
Data collection method(s) and analysis
Planning to ensure Rigour/Validity and Reliability
Use of ethical principles in the conduct of research

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
Research Proposal 2,500 words 60 N Individual
Ethical Dilemmas and Risk Management 1,500 words 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Wood, M. J., & Ross-Kerr, J. C. (2011). Basic steps in planning nursing research: From question to proposal (7th edn). Jones and Bartlett.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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2022 Semester 2

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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