Implementing practice development in healthcare contexts

Subject code: NS5354 

In healthcare, knowledge takes various forms. In this subject, you will explore contemporary theories of knowledge translation and practice development. There is a strong focus on the application of your current clinical knowledge and skills to apply the processes involved in the implementation of research evidence and clinical knowledge to change or develop clinical practice. This subject will also explore the key roles healthcare professionals play in the translational process and consider concepts of engagement and collaboration.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

  • Apply and evaluate the process of translating knowledge into action within a healthcare system
  • Describe the factors that may sustain or hinder the evolution of knowledge and evidence in practice
  • Apply the theoretical models of knowledge translation to the implementation of practice development in healthcare contexts
  • Formulate a plan for implementing knowledge to transform practice.


Assessment for this course will occur at various times across the seven-week study period. Tasks may include online quizzes, discussion board activities, portfolio development, case studies, reflection, literature reviews, presentations and reports. Feedback will be provided to you throughout the study period as well as a final grade at the conclusion of the study period.

This subject forms part of the Advanced Practice, Leadership and Management, and Nurse Education majors in the online Master of Nursing.

Please note, course structure and content are subject to change. For information on all course subjects download the course guide.

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