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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5151

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
153301

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

Students will develop competencies in designing rigorous qualitative research to inform nursing, midwifery and health care knowledge, practice, and policy.

Course content

Framing qualitative research questions for nursing and health research; using qualitative appraisal tools to critically appraise qualitative nursing, midwifery and health research; the role and use of literature in qualitative research; qualitative research standards and conventions; qualitative research design including ethical considerations, rigour, sampling and recruitment; selection of methodologically relevant data generation and analysis methods including focus groups, interviews, document analysis, thematic analysis; use of qualitative analysis software; data interpretation; reporting and publishing qualitative research.

Textbook(s)

Schneider, Z., Whitehead, D., Lo-Biondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J 2013, Nursing and Midwifery Research: Methods and Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, 4th ed, Mosby Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External 13 weeks x -
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Workshop 4 x 1.5 hrs x fortnightly
Directed Study 13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Critical appraisal of published research 2500 words 50% -
Examination 1250 words 35% -
Research Problem 750 words 15% -
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Critical appraisal of published research 2500 words 50% -
Examination 1250 words 35% -
Research Problem 750 words 15% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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