In this graduate certificate you will learn clinical research skills and undertake a research project in an area of your professional interest.
This is a mixed-delivery course with online learning components and a clinical placement with a specific health service. It is designed for registered nurses, midwives, paramedics and oral-health therapists who wish to gain research skills to advance their professional expertise and their career. The course is also suitable for health professionals with an interest in postgraduate research and the design, development and administration of research projects within their organisation.
You will learn the skills of evidence-informed clinical practice, including the relevance of healthcare policy standards and strategies that enable translation of evidence into practice. You will also learn qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research processes, and associated ethical considerations, for applied health research and evaluation practices.
Note: This course can only be undertaken on a part-time basis. Students have the option of either internal or online study modes.
See our handbook for more course information.
What you'll learn
- apply discipline specific theories, concepts, models, frameworks and/ or principles to address contemporary health concerns and issues
- critique contemporary health professional practices in the light of relevant theories, concepts, models, frameworks and/or principles
- identify and apply research methodologies to help solve contemporary health concerns and issues
- select appropriate approaches and recognise their advantages and limitations in undertaking scholarly research projects