Research Project (Chronic Disease and Ageing)


Unit code: HNO7901

Credit points: 12 

In this unit students will investigate a significant practice issue in their specialisation through undertaking a research project. Students will strengthen their evidence-based research capabilities drawing on the research project proposal from HNO6004 - Evidence and Research for Practice, Students will then engage in further evidence-based research to apply it to their specialisation healthcare setting through engaging in primary research or conducting a systematic review. Students will critically build on their review of the literature and employ either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approach. Students will then demonstrate skills in data collection, data analysis, interpretation and dissemination of findings in the form of a report or journal article for publication.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically formulate, evaluate and rationalise your choice to investigate a significant issue in chronic disease and ageing.
  2. Conduct a critical review of the literature.
  3. Undertake independent evidence-based research.
  4. Demonstrate skills in analysing, interpreting and disseminating research results.
  5. Deliberate the implications of potential research findings for nursing practice, professional development or future research.
  6. Report findings in journal article format.




Assignment: Argument - Significance of proposed research project (500 words) - 10%

Presentation: Research proposal (1000 words) - 20%

Report: Evidence based research project (3000 words) - 70%


Related course/s


This unit is studied as part of the online Master of Nursing, specialisation in& Chronic Disease and Ageing.