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
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, 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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- Critically reflect on the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in health/nursing
- Critical appraisal of the application of theory and the evidence base in an appropriate setting
- Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional activities
- Demonstrate originality or creativity in the application of knowledge, understanding and practices
|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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