Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading (20 credits) (NUST11075)
|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||The Supervised Reading Course allows students to select their own topic for self-directed study.
The topic will be selected in agreement with the Programme Director and the chosen supervisor to complement but not reproduce the material and approaches covered in one or more of the other courses taken by the student, either by filling a gap in the material so covered, or by pursuing a particular subject or approach in significantly greater depth than on other courses.
The student and supervisor will negotiate supervisory arrangements.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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 2,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A written critical exploration of a subject of their choice with application to nursing/health care. Subject to the approval of the course organiser.
The course paper must be clearly distinguishable from the MSc dissertation, but may address a topic in preparation for dissertation work.
Length: 4,500 to 5000 words
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content of the literature reviewed.
- Demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed, problem solving and autonomous learner.
- Evaluate the literature in the field.
- Demonstrate the ability to synthesise the selected literature and develop the arguments.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Kath Melia
Tel: (0131 6)50 3893
|Course secretary||Mr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
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