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NURS5069: Evidence and Knowledge Translation

In this unit of study you will critically analyse approaches to research through examination of the philosophical and theoretical origins of the research traditions and knowledge generation in nursing and other health research. Conceptualisation of research questions, selection of research designs, governance of research and research evidence and knowledge translation in the clinical setting will be explored. Opportunities will be provided to engage in research design and translation with reference to clinical nursing situations.

Code NURS5069
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Describe the philosophical paradigms underpinning various research approaches to investigating clinical questions and how these relate to the generation of new knowledge (research) in advanced practice nursing and health care
  • LO2. Implement developed strategies for the quality appraisal of research literature including identification of the appropriateness, strength and limitations of various research approaches in relation to practice and research questions
  • LO3. Understand key practical and theoretical issues pertaining to the application of ethical standards and codes in the conduct of research with humans
  • LO4. Engage with topics presented in the broader health care environment through analysis of health research
  • LO5. Develop strategies or plans for implementing new knowledge from research into professional and/or clinical contexts (practice change)
  • LO6. Develop and implement strategies or plan research for monitoring, evaluating and sustaining evidence-based practice change.