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Archived Version 2009 - 2010

Module Title Research & Nursing Practice 1
Module Code NS202
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences

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Module Co-ordinatorDr. Mary Rose SweeneyOffice NumberH259
Level 2 Credit Rating 2.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
Provide students with an appreciation of the importance of being able to read research with a critical mind
Encourage students to value the importance of research in nursing practice
Provides students with framework for critiquing research, thus empowering and enabling them to critically review research literature
Facilitate the development of a deeper understanding and appreciation of numerous research designs

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module, and following a period of personal study, students will be able to:
Discuss the relevance of research to nursing practice
Identify strengths and weaknesses of various qualitative and quantitative research designs
Critically read research articles, reporting the strengths and weaknesses of the reported design
Consider the ethical implications of research and the importance of considering the main ethical principles when designing a research study.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 18
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 19.5

Total 37.5
Assume that a 2.5 credit module load represents approximately 37.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Critiquing literature
Quantitative and Qualitative research methods
Ethical issues in healthcare research
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List

Burns, N and Grove, S, K (2003) Understanding nursing research. 3rd edition Philadelphia: SaundersCormack, D  (2000) The Research Process in Nursing. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 4th edition.Holloway, I  and Wheeler, S (1996) Qualitative Research for Nurses. Oxford: Blackwell ScienceLo Biondo G., Haber J. (1994) Nursing research: methods critical appraisal and utilization.  St. Louis: MosbyPolit D. & Tatano Beck C. (2004) Nursing research: Principles and methods. 7th edition London: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

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