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Postgraduate Course: (Online) Supervised Critical Reading (ISSH11026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course enables students to explore a topic in-depth, by interrogating evidence to address questions identified by the student and relevant to their workplace and professional development. The topic will be selected in agreement with an allocated supervisor and will not cover substantive areas explored in other courses in the programme. Each student will meet with their course supervisor on 3 occasions (via Skype, phone, Collaborate or Instant Messaging). Students will also discuss their learning on the course with fellow students, through the Discussion Board (via Moodle).

Students may take their topic from this course as the focus of their dissertation, subject to the agreement of the Programme Director. However, students will not be allowed to reproduce any of the material they submit for their course assignment (see below), within their dissertations.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 04/08/2014
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3, Online Activities 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 173 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative Assessment
A 1,500 word detailed writing plan/proposal submitted by Week 5, which will receive detailed feedback from the student┐s supervisor. All proposals will be anonymised and allocated for peer review (subject to student numbers).

Summative Assessment
Students' learning will be accessed through a 4,000-4,500 word essay which interrogates the nature and quality of existing knowledge pertaining to the student's chosen topic. The title of each assignment will be set by the student in agreement with their course supervisor.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate critical knowledge of a substantial body of literature relevant to their programme of study

Critically evaluate the empirical and/or theoretical quality of the literature pertaining to their chosen topic

Demonstrate transferable cognitive skills in conducting literature searchers and evaluating the quality of research evidence

Evidence an ability to critically synthesise published evidence in order to develop new lines of argument
Reading List
Aveyard, H. (2008) Doing A Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill. URL: https://www.dawsonera.com/abstract/9780335233847

(Remaining reading to be agreed between student and supervisor)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Heather Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 1832
Email: H.Wilkinson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671
Email: Sue.Larsen@ed.ac.uk
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