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NUR8075 Research Implementation Project

Semester 2, 2021 Online
Short Description: Research Implementation Proj
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Nursing and Midwifery
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 069999 - Health not elsewhere classifie
Grading basis : Graded

Staffing

Examiner: Sharon Rees

Requisites

Pre-requisites: HSC8050 and HSC8060 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MNSG

Other Requisites

Students must have completed a minimum of 6 courses in the MNSG including HSC8050 and HSC8060 before commencing this course.

Rationale

An important outcome of Masters level study is that learners should be able to design and execute independent projects that consolidate, build upon and/or apply the capabilities developed through their program of study in their workplace. This course, taken at, or towards the end of the program, is part of a 'capstone experience' that enables students to synthesise the knowledge and skills developed in earlier courses of their program into an approved project focused on a key aspect of their interest or specialisation.

Synopsis

This course is aimed at students who want to practically apply research into a healthcare situation. With guidance from a member of academic staff as supervisor, the student will plan and undertake a project that will implement research into the healthcare situation. Topics such as processes to implement research, planning a project and report writing will be covered in online tutorials to support you in achieving the required objectives. Students will use knowledge from previous subjects within the Master's program to search for and evaluate research literature and apply and evaluate it in their context.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Analyse, synthesize, and reflect critically on complex information, theoretical knowledge, and primary and secondary research in the discipline and/or student’s area of professional practice;
  2. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan, design and execute a scholarly project;
  3. Communicate (both verbally and in a written form) research outcomes and their significance to the discipline and/or student’s area of professional practice to relevant key stakeholders.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. The topic of the project will be developed in collaboration with the course examiner and an academic supervisor approved by the course examiner. 5.00
2. Planning a quality project. 5.00
3. Apply structured processes to project implementation. 10.00
4. Completion and analysis of the project and report writing. 80.00

Text and Materials

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=NUR8075)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference Materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
To be determined by the students supervisor..

Student Workload Expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 10.00
Private Study 130.00
Supervisor Consultation 8.50
Tutorials 13.00

Assessment Details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
PROJECT PROPOSAL 30 30 19 Oct 2021 1,2,3
PROJECT REPORT 70 70 19 Oct 2021 1,2,3,4

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course however, the student it is the student’s responsibility to participate in all activities scheduled for them including meetings with their supervisor. It is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.



  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To complete the progress report satisfactorily, students must obtain a pass from the Examiner.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for this course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment Notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This should be sent to USQ within 24 hours of receipt of a request from the Examiner to do so.

  3. The examiner may, in consultation with the Program Coordinator, grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. The Faculty will NOT accept submission of assignments by facsimile.

  5. APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA ) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/help/referencing/default.htm

Other Requirements

  1. IT requirements:
    Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

Date printed 8 November 2021