|Semester 2, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: Philip Norris
Pre-requisite: NUR2203 and NUR2204 and NUR2299
Enrolment is not permitted in NUR3300 if NUR2300 has been previously completed
Individuals have a right to effective, efficient and safe care. Contemporary healthcare practice requires the use of evidence to improve health outcomes for individuals, families, and populations. It is important for healthcare students to understand the relationship between the generation of research evidence and the delivery of safe and effective care based on evidence. Knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice (EBP) is therefore critical to practicing healthcare professionals.
As per the BNSG Program Rules, students are required to attempt and submit all assessment items in a course. This program rule forms part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Council [ANMAC].
This course builds on and provides knowledge regarding clinical inquiry, the principles of evidence-based practice, a framework for evidence-based practice and the skills to apply the evidence-based practice process in their everyday professional practice to deliver safe and effective care. Students are also introduced to common research methodology, designs and methods used in health to generate evidence, skills in conducting electronic database searches, and the ability to critically read, interpret, and synthesise the scholarly literature to formulate and articulate recommendations for practice.
Course learning outcomes
On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Identify the notion of evidence and evidence-based practice, the evolution of the evidence-based practice movement, and strengths and weaknesses of evidence-based practice.
- Explain the research process and the links between research, clinical expertise, patient preferences and evidence-based practice.
- Define, compare and choose common and appropriate research methodologies, designs and methods to generate evidence and answer specific research questions.
- Assess and justify the strengths and weaknesses of a published paper, and its relevance to clinical practice.
- Apply key principles and elements in the evidence-based practice process to make and communicate safe, effective, and efficient clinical decisions for selected client or context problems.
|1.||Introduction to Research, and Evidence-Based Practice||10.00|
|2.||Clinical inquiry and context for practice (Assess)||10.00|
|3.||Converting information needs into answerable questions (Ask)||15.00|
|4.||Common research methodologies and methods||15.00|
|5.||Finding the best evidence (Acquire)||15.00|
|6.||Critically appraising the evidence (Appraise)||15.00|
|7.||Integrating best evidence into practice (Apply)||10.00|
|8.||Evaluating the process and the evidence in practice||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
(Available as an e-book from USQ library.)
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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