Course Title: Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: NURS5291C

Course Title: Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5313 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)

Course Contact: Leeanne Mond

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Erica O’Donoghue

+61 3 9925 7573

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required of the Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse to demonstrate nursing practice in a contemporary health environment using research skills

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTEN514B Apply research skills within a contemporary health environment


1. Identify a need for research into health issues


2. Identify client-related issues in participating in research


3. Undertake a critical analysis of planned research


4. Develop a research proposal in consultation/ collaboration with others


5. Participate in nursing research

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students should be able to:

  • Understand the need for health research
  • Plan and participate in Nursing & Health Research
  • Understand and demonstrate the link between health research and best practice principles

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom Activities

Power Point classes

Self directed learning

Teaching Schedule

As per student Matrix located on blackboard

Lesson 1 Introduction to Research, Databases and Journals

Lesson 2 Research Participation & Application

Lesson 3 Research Considerations & Ethics

Lesson 4 Writing a Literature Review & Critical analysis

Lesson 5 Research Proposals

Lesson 6 Research Approaches in Nursing

Lesson 7 Literature Review Video Presentations


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Kozier and Erb’s (2014) 3rd ed.,Vols 1,2,3.Fundamentals of nursing. Pearson. Australia


Other Resources



Overview of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge for this unit of competency will be assessed via the following methods:

  • Group class presentation
  • Written Assessment

Assessment Tasks


Assessment 1 Literature Review

Assessment 2Activity Workbook

Assessment Matrix

See Assessment Matrix on blackboard.


In order to successfully pass this unit a satisfactory result must be attained for each assessment task to gain a result of COMPETANT  for the overall unit.

Other Information

Assessment Information

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Additional Information

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