Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Nursing and Healthcare: Work based/ related application (NUST11052)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||All 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)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Research Methods in Nursing and Health Care A (20 credits) (NUST11078)
||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
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Fieldwork Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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.
|No Exam Information
| 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional 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 organiser||Dr Sheila Rodgers
Tel: (0131 6)51 3940
|Course secretary||Mr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
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