NS3118 - Evidence-Based Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject focuses on evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice. The concept
of evidence - in particular research evidence, is further explored, building on the
content of NS1012. Students are taught how to determine the quality of evidence and
the process of applying evidence at the point of care. The research process is explained
in the context of major research traditions (qualitative and quantitative research).
Mainstream research designs are discussed including methods of sampling, data collection
and analysis. Ethical, legal and cultural issues related to research are outlined.
Evidence summaries including systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines are
explained. The importance of critically appraising research findings and their usefulness
to practice are highlighted and related to the principles of effective change management.
- demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between evidence-based practice and research;
- outline the research process and explain the sequence of its components;
- discuss different research designs and their suitability to nursing and midwifery
- identify ethical and legal requirements for rigorous research;
- demonstrate skills for evaluating published research and its applicability for practice;
- discuss how research can be applied in nursing and midwifery practice to improve patient
||NS2022 AND (NS2112 OR NS2113) AND NS2015 AND PP2131 AND PP2231 AND (NS2214 OR NS2218)
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Maude Chapman
||Dr Natalie Lloyd.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCU
||assignments (40%); written assignment (60%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest