Course Title: Research and apply evidence to practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

Course Code: GEDU6101C

Course Title: Research and apply evidence to practice

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C5365 - Diploma of Nursing

Course Contact: Rosemarie Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 7478

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nurse Educator

Kate Lamble

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency 

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.


This course applies to health and community service workers who need to research existinginformation to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice


1. Plan information gathering activities

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify situations where research may be required to support and improve own work practice 1.2 Evaluate current trends in own area of practice 1.3 Establish and define research objectives 1.4 Identify and access credible sources of data and evidence


2. Gather information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Evaluate and select methods of gathering information 2.2 Gather information using a systematic approach 2.3 Establish relevance of information according to objectives and work requirements 2.4 Facilitate analysis by organising information in a way that supports its analysis and future use


3. Analyse information

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prioritise information based on the information need 3.2 Compare and contrast different sources of information 3.3 Assess the strength, relevance, reliability and currency of the information in the context of own work 3.4 Assess the feasibility, benefits and risks associated with the information 3.5 Make and document conclusions based on findings


4. Use information in practice

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Assess ways in which different aspects of information may be used 4.2 Use information and learning from research to identify potential areas for change in current practice 4.3 Identify issues that require further research and evaluation 4.4 Develop actions to address outcomes of research

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will attend a number of face to face classes (online delivery due to current restrictions), complete some online and library activities and participate in an actual research project. 

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning



8th feb

Lesson 1


15th Feb

Lesson 2 


22nd Feb

Lesson 3


1st March

Lesson 4


15th March

Lesson 5 



22nd March




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

As part of this course you will be required to attend a tutorial run by the library on utilisation of nursing/ health data bases and referencing.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.


You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals

Assessment Tasks

CHCPOL003 - AT1 Observational Audit, poster Presentation as a group, and an individual report:

In allocated groups, students are required to conduct an audit, collate the results, create a group A3 poster and complete an individual presentation that summarises key information on the topic and complete an individual research report.  Assessment due March 2021

CHCPOL003 - AT2 Literature review:

Students will be required to complete a written assessment 

Assessment Due April 2021

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:

You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.  Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the program coordinator after consultation with the teacher.

 All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been assessed.  

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student Page for extensive information about study support, assessments, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:



You are required to attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensure the maximum opportunity and gain competency in the course.

Special consideration

Use the special consideration process if your circumstances are such that you cannot fulfil assessment requirements. For example, if you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by a due date, you will need to apply for an extension.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to


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