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HNN732 - Clinical Research Methods

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: H645, H665, H666, H667, H672, H675, H676, H771, H773, H776 or undertaken as a single unit of study

Unit chair:

Bernice Redley


For H773 Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) students: HNN730, HNN731, HNN780, HNN704, HNN781, HNN749

All other approved courses: Nil



For students enrolled in H773: HNN733

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


Students will be challenged to integrate critical analysis of multiple types of available evidence and knowledge of research design to analyse problems affecting their practice as a nurse practitioner. They will also be challenged to explore opportunities to contribute to evidence to inform clinical decision making by the nurse practitioner to promote best possible health care outcomes for the patient/client, as well as outcome for the clinician and the service. It is expected that students will have the capacity to identify variances in their own clinical practice for investigation and strategies to contribute to new knowledge and improved health care delivery through collaboration in research and research ethics. The application of research and the role of the nurse practitioner is supported by reflective practice encompassing critical analysis, interpretation, evaluation and synthesis.

This unit is a core unit of the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner). In addition to the academic requirements and assessment tasks listed below, students who plan on applying to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner, are required to:

  • Undertake 20 hours of approved clinical placement per week in each trimester of study in the course.
  • Successfully complete at least one Clinical Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT) linked to this unit.
  • Continuously maintain the Professional Portfolio, details of which are provided on the Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) course site.


Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (3000 words) 60%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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