NURS 4003 Midwifery Honours Thesis A (Full-time)

Credit Points 20

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Description Research is a necessary undertaking toward the continued development of midwifery science and practice. Midwifery Thesis is comprised of Midwifery Thesis A (20 credit points) which is a continuing unit to Midwifery Thesis B (40 Credit points) in which the completed Midwifery Thesis is due to be submitted for examination. In the Midwifery Thesis A unit, in consultation with their academic supervisors, the student will select a topic, conduct a literature review, design and implement a research study, and report the findings and their implications. The unit provides an opportunity for students, under the guidance of their supervisors to propose, plan and implement a research project related to midwifery, and work towards planning, developing and producing a written thesis due to be completed in the Midwifery Thesis B unit.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 20cp

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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. Investigate a midwifery related issue or problem in depth through a review of the literature
  2. Identify a researchable question related to a midwifery issue or problem
  3. Develop a research proposal
  4. Obtain formal approvals for research, e.g. ethical approval, where required
  5. Perform data collection and data analysis relevant to the research proposal
  6. Contribute to discussions about the research process with professional colleagues
  7. Develop a written thesis which will demonstrates proficiency in the execution of the study and ability to effectively communicate results and conclusions

Subject Content

There is no specific major content of the unit. Students are required to engage in scholarly work consistent with the expectation of an Honours program and with the learning outcomes of this subject.


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
Thesis 15,000-20,000words. Y grade (continuing unit) N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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