Course level



Health & Behavioural Sciences


Nursing, Midwifery & Social Wk




One Semester

Class contact


Recommended companion


BN, BMid and BN/BMid

Assessment methods

Literature review, presentation

Course coordinator

Dr Jacqueline Jauncey-Cooke (, Dr Nigel Lee (

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course aims to build on students' foundation skills learned over Years 1 and 2 by introducing students to a range of methodologies used in health care environments to inform and improve practice and ensure care is safe, evidence-based and of high quality. The course provides students with broad information around concepts related to quality improvement, research and identify their relationship to evidence based practice, knowledge translation and implementation science. The course introduces students to quality improvement tools and basic qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. It further develops students' skills in accessing and evaluating literature and explores methods of analysing, presenting and disseminating data. The centrality of ethical practice in healthcare research is also discussed.