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NURS531 Clinical Research Project

Supervised research to design, implement and evaluate a clinical project in a relevant field. Students evaluate research findings, best practice principles and utilise theoretical frameworks to effect successful implementation.

In this paper students design, implement and evaluate a research project. Students utilise theory, best-practice principles, and research findings to effect successful project implementation in a clinical setting.

Paper title Clinical Research Project
Paper code NURS531
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points 30 points 30 points 30 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester, First Semester, Second Semester
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Eligibility

This paper is designed for registered nurse students studying for the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice toward nurse practitioner registration in New Zealand. (NB. This degree is subject to approval)

Contact

nursingstudies.uoc@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies

Paper Structure

In this paper students design, implement and evaluate a research project. Students utilise theory, best-practice principles, and research findings to effect successful project implementation in a clinical setting.

Teaching Arrangements

14 hours class instruction, regular supervision meetings and self-directed learning.

Textbooks

Guyatt G., Rennie D., Meade M., and D. Cook (2015) Users' Guides to the Medical Literature. Essentials of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. Third Edition. New York : McGraw-Hill Medical

Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Webb P., Bain C., & A. Page (2017). Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals . Third edition. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes of Paper

  1. Demonstrate leadership in identifying health needs and establish the rationale for a clinical project to contribute to improving health outcomes with a selected population;

  2. Critically appraise relevant literature and resources, to design, implement and evaluate a clinical project;

  3. Utilise theoretical frameworks to support project decisions and activities;

  4. Analyse and synthesise sources of evidence justifying each project step;

  5. Plan and conduct the project in collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders;

  6. Synthesise and disseminate findings in scholarly outputs.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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