Course Title: Health Inquiry Critique

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Health Inquiry Critique

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

PUBH1080

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

PUBH1080

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

PUBH1080

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

PUBH1081

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2012

PUBH1323

Bundoora Campus

Research

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Phillip Maude

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7447

Course Coordinator Email: phillip.maude@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To be eligible for enrolment in this course you need to have knowledge and experience pertinent to the profession and practice of nursing and/or midwifery.
Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to:

www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he


Course Description

This course provides you with an opportunity to continue to develop your research abilities congruent with those demonstrated by nurses and midwives working either as advanced clinicians, managers, or educators in the health care sector. You are also encouraged to engage in and contribute to the development of research/evidence-based nursing and midwifery practice. The course will also provide you with an opportunity to develop your ability to continually develop and transform practice through the processes of research, critical evaluation and reflection.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • critically review  the relationship between research, evidence-based nursing practice and patient safety outcomes
  • explore the social, political and professional influences on nursing research in a variety of health care domains
  • critically analyse available research literature to explore and inform “real world”  nursing problems.
  • identify the ethical and legal responsibilities of  undertaking nursing research in a variety of settings, and apply knowledge of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NH&MRC) standards of ethical human research to nursing research practice.


Program Learning Outcomes
This course contributes to the development of the Program Learning Outcomes in the following way:

For students undertaking  the Mental Health Program:

  • PLO 7:  The Mental Health Nurse demonstrates evidence based practice and actively promotes practice innovation through lifelong education, research, professional development, clinical supervision and reflective practice.

For students undertaking the Child and Family Health Program

  • PLO 1: Applies reflective thinking and critical analysis in maternal and child health nursing practice
  • PLO 4: Practises within an evidence-based framework For students undertaking the Midwifery Program
  • PLO14: Uses research to inform midwifery practice


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities you will undertake during this course include a mixture of lectures, class discussion and self-directed learning exercises including directed reading of academic literature. You will also be expected to participate in experiential exercises and discussion on role plays to provide a solid theoretical basis to help you to achieve professional practice


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Material chosen may be digitally available to you. Lecture material will be delivered via Lectopia, Discussion Board interaction and Blackboard Collaborate workshops. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment associated with this course will comprise a formative and summative assessment. Your assessments will require the submission of work in a variety of forms.

For information on grades used in RMIT courses see: www.rmit.edu.au/students/grading/highered

Assessment completed in the first half of the semester will provide feedback on your progress. Ongoing feedback on your skills will be provided from peers and staff.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced, at: www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment