Course Title: Health Inquiry Critique

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Health Inquiry Critique

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


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,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

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: A/Prof Michael Olasoji

Course Coordinator Phone: Please contact via e-mail

Course Coordinator Email: michael.olasoji@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.001


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 continually develop and transform practice through the processes of research, critical evaluation and reflection.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Critically review  the relationship between research, evidence-based nursing practice and patient safety outcomes
  2. Explore the social, political and professional influences on nursing research in a variety of health care domains
  3. Critically analyse available research literature to explore and inform “real world”  nursing problems.
  4. 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 for this course include a mixture of online lectures, online class discussion (via collaborate ultra) and self-directed learning exercises including directed reading of academic literature. You will also be expected to participate in experiential exercises such as role plays and contribute to discussions to enable you to develop a solid theoretical basis to help you to achieve professional practice.


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course include targeted readings taken from a range of primary and secondary sources. Lecture material will be delivered via Lectopia, and Discussion Board interaction will use collaborate ultra. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Critical literature review
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Development of a Research Proposal
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Online Quiz
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4