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HNN727 - Research in Nursing and Midwifery

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Anastasia Hutchinson





Incompatible with:

HNN722, HNN728

Contact hours:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 x 1 hour online seminars (recordings provided)


This unit will enable students to develop increased understanding, knowledge and skills in a range of research methods and approaches relevant to applied research. It will also enable students to develop a critical understanding of the nature, scope and purpose of research within clinical practice contexts.


They will be able to formulate relevant, appropriate and rigorous research questions, strategies, methods, data collection, analysis and dissemination approaches to address a chosen topic that addresses an issue (or issues) in their clinical setting. They will also enhance their understanding of strategies used to translate evidence into practice. They will also develop their research presentation skills using a variety of media: written reports, PowerPoint presentations, online video presentations.


HNN727 will provide Masters of Nursing students will a background to the common research methodologies that are commonly used in health care research and an introduction to the core skills that are required to develop an investigator-initiated research projects.


Assessment task 1: Written assignment (2500 words) 25%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (1000 words) 10%

Assessment task 1: Digital presentation (3-4 minutes maximum, equivalent to 500 words) 5%

Assessment task 4: Written assignment (6000 words) 60%


Hurdle requirement

Satisfactory completion of the Deakin University, Office of Research Integrity, Human Research Ethics online Training

Prescribed texts

Creswell, JW 2009, Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches, 4th edn, sage, Thousand Oaks.

Schneider, Z, Whitehead, D & Elliot, D (eds). (2013), Nursing and midwifery research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice, 4th edn, Mosby-Elsevier, Sydney

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