Research Project (Nursing Leadership)


Unit code: HNO7901

Credit points: 12 

Study level: Postgraduate

Location: Victoria University Online

Prerequisites: HNO6004 - Evidence and Research for Practice

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 critically build on their review of the literature and employ either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approach when undertaking their research project. Students will 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.
  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 on the implications of potential research findings for practice, professional development or future research.
  6. Report findings and recommendations in a journal article or report format.




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

Presentation: Revised Research proposal (10mins/2500 word equiv) - 40%

Report: Evidence based research project (2000 words) - 70%


Related course/s


This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

Master of Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Master of Mental Health

Master of Mental Health Nursing

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