Undergraduate Course: Dissertation (Bachelor of Nursing with Honours) (NUST10028)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The Honours Dissertation takes the form of an extended piece of work which can either be a research proposal or a critical assessment of an area of nursing practice. Consistent with the aims of a research led degree, the honours dissertation seeks to demonstrate the ability of the students to independently present a research proposal or a critical assessment of an area of nursing practice with the appropriate level of critical appraisal and knowledge of research and enquiry in the discipline of nursing.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 1 (Sem 1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 4,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written dissertation of 8-10,000 words
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to produce a clearly structured research proposal.
- Demonstrate the ability to review and produce a critical analysis of the relevant literature and research in the area of your chosen topic.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues which may arise in the course undertaking research.
- Discuss analytically the potential implications of your proposed research for nursing practice.
- Gain experience in producing a sustained argument and writing a substantial piece of work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sheila Rodgers
Tel: (0131 6)51 3940
|Course secretary||Miss Lee Gaedtke
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
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