NURSING 7100EX - Knowledge Translation
External - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7100EX Course Knowledge Translation Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s External Units 3 Contact Flexible delivery mode Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Restrictions Available to M.NursSc students only Course Description This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to access, critique and incorporate evidence into their practice with the aim of improving patient care. Students will; consider the context in which their practice occurs, use pragmatic methods of assessing where practice needs to improve and plan a practice change project through facilitating a multi-disciplinary team.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kate CameronCourse Coordinator: Dr Kate Cameron
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe the underlying principles of Knowledge Translation 2 Examine an area in nursing practice where there is a knowledge translation gap 3 Analyse the steps taken to address a knowledge translation gap 4 Design a clinical audit intended to assess evidence use in the clinical setting 5 Evaluate potential barriers to the translation of knowledge into practice and ways in which they can be addressed
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-7 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3-5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3, 5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 3
Straus, S, Tetroe, J & Graham, I 2013, Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice, 2nd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
The readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
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Recommended ResourcesRycroft-Malone, J, Bucknall, T, 2010, Models and Frameworks for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: Linking Evidence to Action, Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, United Kingdom.
Note: You are not required to buy recommended texts. However, they provide valuable supplementary reading on various aspects of the material covered within this course and you are encouraged to have a look at them.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will be delivered through the Flexible Learning Mode through prescribed reading, access to pre-recorded lecture material and a face to face tutorial.
A series of readings and activities are presented and you are advised to follow carefully what is required of you to complete. You will be expected to undertake a substantial program of reading and reflection. A number of articles have been prescribed and these are contained in the Reader that forms part of the materials for this course. However, in developing your clinical audit proposal you will also need to source articles relevant to your practice setting and we encourage you to become familiar with accessing materials from the library, databases and the Internet.
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.It is expected that you will need to spend about 8-10 hours of study a week to successfully complete this course. This includes reading, completing activities, attendance at the tutorial and listening to pre-recorded material. Thus some weeks it will be more and others less. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester.
Learning Activities SummaryIntroduction to Knowledge Translation (KT)
Evidence to Inform Practice
The Context in which we Practice and Facilitating Change,
Clinical Audit Overview and Proposal
Clinical Audit: Data Collection
Clinical Audit: Evaluating the Evidence
Clinical Audit: Writing an Audit Report
Taking action: Planning and Implementation
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Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Online Quiz Formative 0% Learning journal Summative/formative 30% Describe the underlying principles of knowledge translation.
Examine an area in nursing practice where there is a knowledge translation gap.
Clinical Audit Proposal Summative 40% Analyse the steps taken to address a knowledge translation gap.
Design a clinical audit intended to assess evidence use in the clinical setting.
Portfolio of activities Summative 30% Evaluate potential barriers to the translation of knowledge into practice and ways in which they can be addressed.
Assessment DetailOnline quiz
The student is required to complete an advanced grammar and cohesive writing quiz
The student will document their reflections on and engagement with the concepts of knowledge translation covered in this course.
Clinical Audit Proposal
The student is required to provide a clinical audit question in relation to a knowledge translation gap and develop a proposal to address this. The format of the audit proposal should address four main areas:
• Introduction and Background
• Audit question or purpose
• Audit topic/background
The student must also identify a standard document that informs what care should be occurring.
Portfolio of activities
An analysis of barriers and facilitators which impact on clinical practice change will be undertaken, with reference to current peer reviewed literature and using the audit proposal as an example.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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