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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5152

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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
153302

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

Students will develop skills in designing rigorous quantitative research to inform knowledge, practice, management and policy in nursing, midwifery and health related fields

Course content

Quantitative research process and problem/hypothesis selection in nursing, midwifery and health care research; critical appraisal tools for evaluating methodological quality of quantitative research designs; quantitative research standards; descriptive study designs; experimental study designs (randomised controlled trials, clinical trials); quasi-experimental study designs; internal and external validity; descriptive statistics; inferential statistics; quantitative data analysis software; implication of quantitative research for evidence based nursing, midwifery and healthcare practice.

Textbook(s)

Portney, L.G & Watkins, M.P 2015, Foundations of clinical research applications to practice, 3rd Edition, Pearson Education Limited, Great Britain

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
Assignment 2250 words 40% -
Assignment 2750 words 60% -
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 2250 words 40% -
Assignment 2750 words 60% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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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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