Midwifery research

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Acquire research skills for:
the areas of nursing research and research in nursing;
complex problems of nursing care, hypothesis formulation, definition of projects and protocols
critically analyze international literature;
use the evidence-based nursing procedure and improve the quality of nursing care;
use and review guidelines and models for complex nursing care;
use the tools to study nursing care in the workplace
Expected learning outcomes
The student will critically evaluate the research results to identify the implications in professional practice
The student will analyze the phases of the research process, the methods and the potential of research in clinical practice
The student will analyze the guidelines and recommendations for nursing and midwifery care to identify the possibility of their application in specific contexts.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
Research and research ethics in the normative references of the Italian nursing and midwifery profession. The levels of training for research. Research, nursing research, obstetric research and research methodology. The process of research and drafting of the research project: a) identifying problems, questions and research hypotheses; b) finding and reviewing research evidence in the literature: clarifications on terminology (Literature Review, SystematicReview, Metanalysis, Metasinthesis) to define the objectives/scopes and theoretical and conceptual structures, c) to analyse the main research designs (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and evidence based practice) and to select according to the aims and objectives of the study; d) to know the sampling techniques and data collection tools and to be able to overview the use of the questionnaire e) to know the concepts of reliability and validity. Identify innovative and priority research topics in the clinical-organisational, clinical-professional and training fields as a basis for planning.
Prerequisites for admission
Prior knowledge of statistics and epidemiology is required. Knowledge of the architecture of clinical research: objectives and structure of the different study designs. Knowledge of English level B1. Use of the web (most common browsers).
Teaching methods
Lectures using different tools such as slides, and report discussion are provided.
Teaching Resources
Polit D, Tatano Beck C. Curatore Palese A (2018). Fondamenti di ricerca infermieristica. Milano:McGraw-Hill Education.
Bowers D., House A., Owwens D (2004). Come leggere e capire uno studio clinico. Milano; Raffaello Cortina Editore.
Chiari P., Mosci D., Naldi E., Centro Studi EBN (2011) Evidence based clinical practice. 2 ed. Milano: McGraw-Hil.l
Terzoni S, Destrebecq A (2010). Informatica per le professioni Infermieristiche e Ostetriche. Milano: Hoepli.
Assessment methods and Criteria
A written examination on all the areas of the course. Both MCQ and open question with a short answer are submitted in 60 minutes time. A framework, based on the number of correct answers is used in order to assess the vote. No intermediate proofs are provided.
MED/47 - MIDWIFERY - University credits: 4004
Lessons: 64 hours
Professor: Mauri Paola Agnese