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NURS5080: Capstone (Research)

This unit of study will provide an opportunity for students with an interest in research to conduct an in depth exploration of a topic that you have identified as being of personal or professional relevance and/or research interest. To complete this unit you will be expected to work independently selecting, locating and analysing the relevant literature to prepare a scholarly piece of work reviewing current knowledge on your identified topic. While you will be expected to pursue your investigation as an independent scholar you will be assisted in your work by regular meetings with the unit coordinator and student colleagues. Your work may be presented in either minor thesis or journal manuscript formats and will be assessed in a manner appropriate for determining suitability for further research higher degree work. Students are advised to indicate their interest in undertaking the research capstone to the NURS5080 unit of study coordinator as they complete the unit of study NURS5069 Research in Nursing and Health Care, so that specific academic advice can be provided. NURS5080 Capstone (Research) is also an important component of the Sydney Nursing School pathway to research higher degree enrolment and students interested in pursuing this pathway should also seek academic advice from the Director Postgraduate Advanced Studies Coordinator (Research Education) before enrolling in the second semester of their course.

Code NURS5080
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 12
42 credit points and NURS5069

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

  • LO1. work with academic staff and student colleagues to develop a rigorous framework for conducting a systematic search and writing an integrative literature review and/or minor thesis on a topic of current professional relevance or future research directions
  • LO2. develop a broader understanding of the current approaches to conducting a literature review and/or minor thesis
  • LO3. work with peers to develop collegial approaches to academic writing and critique
  • LO4. have completed a major piece of work that is presented as either an integrative literature review manuscript of publishable standard or a minor thesis that argues for the conduct of future research in an identified topic area based on the findings of an integrative literature review.