NURS 4007 Nursing Honours Thesis A (Full-time)

Credit Points 20

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Description This unit aims to provide an opportunity for students to plan and implement a research project related to nursing which results in the production of a thesis. In consultation with an academic supervisor, the student will select a topic, conduct a literature review, design a research study, and report the findings and their implications. Attendance and participation at research seminars/colloquia is expected.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 20cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Assumed Knowledge

A basic knowledge of research methods at undergraduate level or equivalent is required.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Investigate a health or nursing related issue or problem in depth through a review of the literature;
  2. Identify a researchable question related to a health or nursing 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; and
  7. Produce a thesis of the prescribed length and format which demonstrates proficiency in the execution of the study and ability to effectively communicate results and conclusions.

Subject Content

- there is no specific content area for this subject. students are required to engage in Scholarly work consistent with The expectation of An Honours program.
- completion of An Honours degree requires The ability to be able to complete A major piece of work within A set time frame. The size and scope of The work should be considered in relation to time and resource requirements.


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 15,000-20,000 words S/U N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Attendance Not required

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