Course Title: Health Care Informatics and Research Critique

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Health Care Informatics and Research 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)

NURS1102

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

NURS1102

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

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

NURS2027

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

NURS2137

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: Sacha Petersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7554

Course Coordinator Email: sacha.petersen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.013


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the application of information technologies in the healthcare setting and review the research methods and evidence-based practice used to inform the professional practice of nursing. You will learn to analyse and critically appraise literature that provides an insight into contemporary nursing care and supports the delivery of care for complex nursing issues, in addition to identifying the impact of information systems on nursing practice and potential future applications of information technology in nursing and health care will be explored. Lectures will explore the use of research both as a key feature of evidence-based practice, and as a means to achieve improvements in healthcare delivery. The ability to critically analyse literature and determine quality of evidence will also be covered. Modern health information systems will be discussed, with related issues such as data security explored in depth.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Nursing Program BP032 in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Australia, Registered Nurse Standards for Practice:

PLO 1: Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice

PLO 3: Maintains the capability for practice

PLO 6: Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Australia.


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

  1. Explain the research process that underpins the evidence base for nursing practice
  2. Discuss and critique commonly used research designs that inform health care practice
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the research literature related to complex nursing issues
  4. Define health informatics and discuss the use of information technology in nursing and healthcare


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities including recorded lectures, team-based learning and self-directed learning. Throughout the course, you will be able to work independently and in groups to aid development of your research knowledge and its application to clinical nursing practice and health policy development.

This course is via online delivery only. Learning activities utilised in this course may include modalities such as lectures, podcasts electronic discussion board forums, Collaborate Ultra and other interactive virtual platforms.

Self-Directed Learning: You are expected to undertake self-directed learning activities to develop and consolidate knowledge throughout this learning experience. The activities associated with this course are designed to enable you to better develop independent learning skills to support your commitment to lifelong learning as a nursing professional and a university graduate.

Assessments are designed to require you to demonstrate a critical analysis of the core principles presented in the course.

RMIT have state of the art simulated learning facilities for student learning and practice. You will participate in simulated practice within these facilities in preparation for placement. As a part of participation, you may be filmed for learning, teaching, reflection and assessment and this is considered an inherent part of our learning and teaching program. Recordings will be maintained in accordance with our assessment, document retention and privacy policies.


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. Where possible all selected material will be digitally available to you. Lecture material may be delivered using a variety of flexible learning modes such as Echo 360, Discussion Board or workshops. These modes will be utilised at the discretion of your lecturer. RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems accessed via your myRMIT site.

A library subject guide is available at http://rmit.libguides.com/nursing

 

 


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Team Based Critical Appraisal of research.
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Use of health informatics in nursing and health care assignment
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLO 1,4

Assessment Task 3: Team work appraisal of the application of clinical research
Weighting 50^%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3