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NURS447 Applied Nursing Research

A research methods paper providing methods, analyses and ethics used in nursing research. Content will include quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Includes a clinically applied fieldwork component.

The paper aims to equip you with the skills that will provide the foundation for the subsequent project and the translation of research into clinical practice. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate qualitative, quantitative and mixed-research methodologies, evaluate and synthesise literature, and formulate a research proposal.

Paper title Applied Nursing Research
Paper code NURS447
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (20 February 2017 - 8 December 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,589.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.
Contact
glenda.lorimer@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Virginia Jones
Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 2 - 2.5 hours per week throughout the first and second semester preparing students for clinical the two clinical placements in the first semester and one in the second semester.
Textbooks
Required: Polit, D. F., Beck, C. T. (2011). Nursing Research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (9th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At successful completion of the paper students will be able to:
  1. Articulate the significance of research to the discipline of nursing in terms of integration of theory and practice and the improvement of health outcomes and service delivery
  2. Critically evaluate the production of knowledge and core theoretical/conceptual elements in nursing
  3. Utilise research effectively to ensure a sound basis for clinical decisions
  4. Identify, review, evaluate and synthesise research literature and practice-based literature in a comprehensive and critical way, accurately reflecting the state of the research field and the efficacy of nursing practice
  5. Critique the ethical, political and social aspects involved in research and determine and justify its application
  6. Evaluate research methodologies for the application to specific nursing/healthcare issues
  7. Critically appraise the ethical implications of a chosen research project
  8. Formulate a research proposal

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (20 February 2017 - 8 December 2017)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

A research methods paper providing methods, analyses and ethics used in nursing research. Content will include quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Includes a clinically applied fieldwork component.

The paper aims to equip you with the skills that will provide the foundation for the subsequent project and the translation of research into clinical practice. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate qualitative, quantitative and mixed-research methodologies, evaluate and synthesise literature, and formulate a research proposal.

Paper title Applied Nursing Research
Paper code NURS447
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 7 December 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MNSc
Eligibility
An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least three years' full-time study and a B average in the final two years of the degree.
Contact
nursing.science@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Virginia Jones
Teaching Arrangements
Taught face-to-face on the Christchurch campus 2 - 2.5 hours per week throughout the first and second semester preparing students for clinical the two clinical placements in the first semester and one in the second semester.
Textbooks
Required: Polit, D. F., Beck, C. T. (2011). Nursing Research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (9th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Articulate the significance of research to the discipline of nursing in terms of integration of theory and practice and the improvement of health outcomes and service delivery
  2. Critically evaluate the production of knowledge and core theoretical/conceptual elements in nursing
  3. Utilise research effectively to ensure a sound basis for clinical decisions
  4. Identify, review, evaluate and synthesise research literature and practice-based literature in a comprehensive and critical way accurately reflecting the state of the research field and the efficacy of nursing practice
  5. Critique the ethical, political and social aspects involved in research and determine and justify its application
  6. Evaluate research methodologies for the application to specific nursing/healthcare issues
  7. Critically appraise the ethical implications of a chosen research project
  8. Formulate a research proposal

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (19 February 2018 - 7 December 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle