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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Health in Social Science : Nursing Studies

Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading (20 credits) (NUST11075)

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 descriptionThe Supervised Reading Course allows students to select their own topic for self-directed study.

The topic will be selected in agreement with the Programme Director and the chosen supervisor to complement but not reproduce the material and approaches covered in one or more of the other courses taken by the student, either by filling a gap in the material so covered, or by pursuing a particular subject or approach in significantly greater depth than on other courses.

The student and supervisor will negotiate supervisory arrangements.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
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
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 191 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To enable practitioners to develop their understanding of their chosen field of inquiry.
Aims/Learning Objectives
Possess a detailed understanding of a substantial body of literature on a topic relevant to the overall aims of the MSc programme for which you are registered, and which has not been addressed in the same breadth or depth of detail in other courses taken
Be able to reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content of that body of literature
Relate the literature to topics or approaches covered in other courses taken
Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of the chosen subject
Have gained an in-depth advanced knowledge of the particular subject
Demonstrate the ability to be a self directed, problem solving and autonomous learner
Be able to critically evaluate the literature in the field
To demonstrate the ability to synthesise the chosen literature and develop new formulations of the arguments

Assessment Information
A written critical exploration of a subject of their choice with application to nursing/health care. Subject to the approval of the course organiser.

The course paper must be clearly distinguishable from the MSc dissertation, but may address a topic in preparation for dissertation work.

Length: 4,500 to 5000 words
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Aisha Holloway
Tel: (0131 6)51 1525
Email: Aisha.Holloway@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
Email: sergio.mori@ed.ac.uk
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