Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours on campus lectures and 18 hours online activities. |
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. Students who think their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
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This subject focuses on the appraisal and use of research in clinical practice. Its purpose is to develop practitioners' confidence and skills in critical consumption of research and evaluation for use in the workplace. Topics covered include: overview of common research and evaluation methods and issues; Internet and library search skills to assist in preparing a literature review; the process of change and strategies for implementing change in a clinical environment. Students will examine research and evaluate findings on an issue identified from their own practice. They will conduct a comprehensive literature review on a clinical intervention in their own practice, evaluate the evidence on which the clinical intervention was based and then apply the findings to their own practice setting.
Students will be expected to be able to:
1. Hurdle requirements (pass/fail):
Online participation in at least 75% of activities.
2. Written assignment of 2000 words (45%) - Due mid semester.
3. Written assignment of 500 words, outlining search strategy (10%) - Due Week 8.
4. Written assignment of 2000 words (45%) - Due end of semester.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Melynyk, B. & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2005). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills of the Melbourne graduate and postgraduate coursework student:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au|
This subject has a multi-media tutorial component delivered via the University's on-line Learning Management System (LMS). Students must have access to appropriate computer facilities and the Internet.
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Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health Theory)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Cancer & Palliative Care)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Critical Care)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Emergency)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care)
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing
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