NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND GYNAECOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the basis to interpret and evaluate research in midwifery. At the end of the course students should be able to apply the knowledge gained in the drafting of a simple midwifery research project.
Knowledge of the basic aspects of research methodology.
Course contents summary
Main aspects and methods of scientific research in obstetrics will be discussed during the course, with particular reference to quantitative qualitative research. Subsequently students will be provided the bases to interpret and evaluate a scientific paper.
In the second part of the course, students will be guided in the development of appropriate research designs.
The research in midwifery: objectives and fields of action
The choice of the research design.
The instruments of quantitative and qualitative research.
Quantitative research: objectives, techniques, sample selection.
Variables and indicators.
Qualitative research: objectives, techniques, sample selection.
Stages of research: literature review, selection of the sample, data collection, data analysis, dissemination of results.
Critical reading of a scientific article.
Practical application of the elements learned in drawing individual or small group of simple research projects.
Fain James A. – Reading, Understanding and Applying Nursing Researche. A Text and Workbook. Mc Graw-Hill
Lectures and practical sessions.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. Elaboration and presentation of a simple research project.