NURBN1005 Introduction to Research and Evidence Based Practice
On successful completion of this course the students are expected to be able to:
1. Identify the principles of ethical research;
2. Describe the relationship between nursing and research and the role of critical thinking and reflection in the development of nursing knowledge;
3. Describe the principles of evidence-based practice, recognising the importance of incorporating research evidence into practice to the delivery of high quality nursing care;
1. Develop critical thinking skills and enquiring strategies to locate literature and compare findings;
2. Describe research methodologies used in the investigation of problems of significance to nursing;
3. Critically analyse the skills necessary to incorporate research into nursing practice, including the use of research articles, comparing methodologies, data collection and analysis techniques;
Application of knowledge and skills
1. Discuss the concept of evidence-based practice in relation to the provision of safe, effective, holistic nursing care; and
2. Apply research concepts and skills, reflective practice skills, and the value of systematic inquiry in Nursing.
The purpose of this assessment task is to explore and critically examine a contemporary topic that impacts the practice of nurses and other health care providers. The interactive group process encourages the development of communication, leadership and team building skills. This group presentation also provides a forum for discussion of controversial health issues and improves student oral presentation skills.