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Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Nursing and Health Care A (20 credits) (NUST11078)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis is a core course for the MSc in Advancing Nursing Practice and the MSc by Research (Nursing) which presents an eclectic view of research methods in healthcare and nursing research. It is delivered on-line.

Increasing importance is being attached to evidence-based practice and policy in healthcare systems around the world. This reflects a growing awareness of the necessity for health care and health services to make best use of science and technology in delivering high quality and cost-effective services and in systematically evaluating their outcomes, whether in terms of individual benefit, service attainment, consumer satisfaction or public health improvement. 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. During this course, students will be expected to gain detailed and critical knowledge of the principal research designs and methods relevant to nursing and healthcare research.

Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) 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 10, Online Activities 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course is assessed by preparation of a research proposal equivalent to 4,000 to 5,000 words. The report is constructed through completion of an online form. This should clearly demonstrate how a current nursing issue might be tackled by the undertaking of research.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate critical understanding of the role of research in nursing and healthcare
Demonstrate skills of literature reviewing and critical appraisal for research design and for problem solving in the practice setting
Demonstrate critical understanding of research design in nursing and healthcare
Demonstrate critical understanding and application of research methods in nursing and healthcare
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sheila Rodgers
Tel: (0131 6)51 3940
Email: S.Rodgers@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
Email: sergio.mori@ed.ac.uk
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