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Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Nursing and Healthcare: Work based/ related application (NUST11052)

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
SummaryAll 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.

Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Research Methods in Nursing and Health Care A (20 credits) (NUST11078)
Prohibited Combinations 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
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 03/08/2015
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Fieldwork Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 179 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.

Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability as a reflective professional to communicate and justify their formulation of their work based aim and objectives and detail these in a learning contract.
  2. Critically reflect on the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in health/nursing
  3. Critical appraisal of the application of theory and the evidence base in an appropriate setting
  4. Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional activities
  5. Demonstrate originality or creativity in the application of knowledge, understanding and practices
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Sheila Rodgers
Tel: (0131 6)51 3940
Course secretaryMr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
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