University of Technology Sydney

92672 Translating Research into Midwifery Practice

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UTS: Health
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

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Description

This subject provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be able to effectively translate evidence into midwifery practice as well as be aware of the value and utility of research within the practice environment. Students gain a broad understanding of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research and explore the different study designs that are common in maternity care. The ability to critique the evidence assists students formulate evidence-based guidelines. A focus on using woman-centred language helps students develop the skills needed to be able to discuss research findings with women in practice.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
A. Describe the role of research in midwifery practice and the advantages, disadvantages and constraints of evidence-based practice from the perspective of midwives, women and policy makers.
B. Locate current research literature from a range of methodologies related to a specific topic.
C. Critique the validity and reliability of the methods used in different studies.
D. Formulate evidence based guidelines and demonstrate the ability to use woman centred language when discussing the findings with women.
E. Identify ways in which to translate evidence-based research into midwifery practice.