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Evidence Based Nursing Practice (BNR200)

Organisational Unit Nursing
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1N-internal
MANDURAH: S1N-internal
Description This unit introduces students to the concept of evidence based practice and its application to health and clinical care, as well as the research process and the principles of qualitative and quantitative methodologies Students will examine evidence based case studies to understand how clinical problems can be addressed and clinical knowledge expanded using research and evidence based practice. Students will be encouraged to engage with and critique the current evidence base of clinical practices.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students will be able to: 1. Discuss the concept of evidence based practice and its application to the development of clinical protocols and recommendations. 2. Discuss types and levels of evidence related to research of nursing care and disease management, and incorporate research findings into planning nursing care. 3. Discuss the differences between quantitative and qualitative research. 4. Interpret research findings and describe the practice implications. 5. Discuss the ethical principles underpinning research process. 6. Assess the quality of evidence derived from nursing and midwifery research literature. 7. Recognise the importance of adhering to the protocols and policy of institutions that are derived from quality evidence.
Timetabled Learning Activities Tutorials: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit comprises lectures and tutorials sessions over 12 weeks. Learning objectives, required readings, relevant websites articles on ECMS and key concepts will be provided with each module. Power point presentations for each lecture will be available on LMS prior to each session; It is expected that students will complete the necessary readings prior to attending each session. Tutorials will provide the opportunity to clarify and further explore concepts discussed in lectures. These sessions will be interactive and it is expected that students will work in groups during tutorial sessions. This unit will develop critical thinking skills, the ability to apply theory and concepts and will encourage independent research skills.
Other Learning Experiences Lecture: 1 hour per week, prerecorded and available via ECHO through the web unit on the learning management system.
Assessment The assessment components of this unit include two online quizzes and one written assignment. Assessments are designed to consolidate formal timetabled and informal self-directed learning, and to assist students in linking theory and practice. Assessments will allow students to evaluate and demonstrate their understanding of theoretical material to achieve unit learning outcomes. Students will receive detailed feedback on the Written Assignment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Bachelor of Nursing, completion of all Year 1 Nursing units.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed NUR363 may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2015: 'Evidence Based Nursing Care'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Nursing (BNurs) [New in 2016]
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