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Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Nursing and Healthcare: Work based/ related application (NUST11052)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaNursing Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionAll healthcare professionals are now expected to have a sophisticated understanding of how research methods and research findings can be exploited in the delivery, development and evaluation of services for the benefit of patients and clients. The organisational culture has been argued to be the most important factor in determining the level of integration of research in the work place. This course sets out to enable students to examine the application and use of research in the work setting and the inherent issues.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Research Methods in Nursing and Health Care A (20 credits) (NUST11078)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students who haven't passed Research Methods in Nursing and health Care A (20 Credits) are required to have passed an equivalent course to be discussed with their Director of Studies
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Each student will have a personal academic advisor. In addition fortnightly action learning classes will be held.
An online discussion forum will be used.
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Fieldwork Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 179 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to set appropriate learning objectives and prepare a learning contract in a creative manner
Demonstrate the ability as a reflective professional to communicate and justify their formulation of their work based aim and objectives
Critical appraisal of the application of theory in an appropriate setting
Critical appraisal of the application of evidence base in an appropriate setting
Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate the learning outcomes
Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional activities
Draw on critical reflection on own and others roles and responsibilities
Demonstrate awareness of the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in health/nursing
Demonstrate originality or creativity in the application of knowledge, understanding and practices
Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues such that you are able to challenge negative behaviours and/or poor processes you encounter

Assessment Information
The student will be required to submit a learning contract and evidence that the contract has been fulfilled. The student will provide a critical reflective account of the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project. These should be contained in a report of 4,500-5,000 words.

Equivalent alternative forms of assessment will be accepted.

Assessments will be marked according to School/College policy and made available for moderation by the External Examiner.

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Course organiserDr Sheila Rodgers
Tel: (0131 6)51 3940
Course secretaryMr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
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