2014/2015, Semester 1
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 6
This module aims to provide opportunities for the students to work in small groups (3-4 members) to conduct a nursing research project under supervision. Students will be expected to identify a research problem from a critical review of the literature, design a research study to address the problem, obtain ethics approval, conduct the study, and present results.
NUR5202 Research Methods for Clinical Practice
NUR5203 Evidence-based Healthcare
NUR5207 Healthcare Ethics
NUR5002 Statistics for Health Research
Students will meet with their supervisors who will provide guidance and review their work.
Students will work in teams to complete the project.
Introduction session is on
13 August 2014, 12:00pm-1:00pm, MD6-03-01N
Project topic and abstract (max 300 words, pass/fail)
Friday, 22 August 2014
2000-word individual reflective journal on Methodological issues (20%)
Friday, 16 January 2015
Progress report: Each group submits to the principal supervisor (pass/fail)
Friday, 23 January 2015
Progress report: Principal supervisors submit to the module coordinator.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Thesis submission (70%)
Friday, 17 April 2015
Completion of e-learning research module (10%)
Friday, 17 April 2015
Noted** The due date of each assignment
is subject to change at discretion of module coordinator.
The purpose of research at the master’s level is to prepare APNs to critically evaluate practice, understand and utilise research findings and conduct research to generate new knowledge that could be used in the delivery of evidence based care.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
formulate a research question of clinical significance to Advanced Practice Nursing.
critically analyse the literature in relation to the research problem and identify gaps in knowledge.
demonstrate an ability to design an appropriate study and collect data.
demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of research with human participants.
demonstrate an ability to analyse data using descriptive and inferential statistics or qualitative analysis as appropriate.
interpret research findings and make recommendations for practice.
write a scholarly research report. With the guidance of faculty and supervisors, students will also be encouraged to submit their work to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.
(iv) Fieldwork, projects, assignments
(v) Preparatory work
Munro, B. H., & Connell, W. F. (2005).
Statistical Methods for Health Care Research
(Eds). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia PA, USA.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2008).
: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice
(8th ed). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.