The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health is committed to different, but related, aspects of research education. Traditionally, and correctly, one of the key roles of a University is to promote the generation of new knowledge to help solve clinical problems. This has meant that often research activity has been seen as something undertaken only by elite individuals within a particular discipline. However, all health professionals in their everyday lives are attempting to provide effective care and efficient solutions to clinical problems. This means that all graduates of our programs need to have skills in accessing and understanding research and applying it appropriately in their clinical work.
In order to help develop this "research connoisseurship" in our students we integrate skills in information literacy, statistical literacy, and critical analysis into our undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Students have the opportunity to extend their problem-solving, data analysis skills, and scholarship by completing research projects in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Master of Nursing (Research), Master of Midwifery (Research), or the Doctor of Philosophy program. Our postgraduate programs are designed to help students develop as clinical researchers. To do this we integrate skills in information literacy, statistical literacy, and critical analysis into our postgraduate programs and guide students as they apply these skills to real clinical problems. Students are supported by motivated academics who give students the opportunity to extend their problem-solving, data analysis skills and scholarship.
Have you ever wondered why we do things this way?
Tried to think of a different way of approaching a clinical problem?
Are you interested in developing your research skills?
We may be just what you are looking for here at the University of Wollongong. The School of Nursing Midwifery and Indigenous Health is serious about helping nurses and midwives to develop their research abilities.
The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health has research strengths in:
- evidence based practice
- nursing workforce, leadership and practice development
- mental health nursing
- aged and dementia care
- health professional education research
These strengths link and contribute to the Centre for Health Initiatives (CHI) - a Strategic Research Initiative of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong. This extends the support and expertise our students can benefit from in their research journey towards providing high quality healthcare to our community.
Details about these can be found at individual staff members' webpages.
Research enquiries can be directed to Angela Brown.
The Faculty hosts a number of research units.