Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Nursing and Health Care A (20 credits) (NUST11078)
|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||This 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.
Topics that will be explored in this course include questions such as what is evidence, policy context of research and evidence informed practice, ethical issues, development of research questions, service user involvement and issues relating to qualitative and quantitative research design.
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.
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 10,
Online Activities 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Graduates will be able to appraise, understand and apply evidence in the delivery, development and evaluation of health services.
Graduates will be able to create new knowledge and opportunities for learning through the process of research and enquiry.
Graduates will be able to critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in developing, evaluating and delivering nursing and healthcare.
Graduates will be able to lead others and will show awareness of their own other¿s responsibility in delivering evidence informed health services.
|Course organiser||Dr Susanne Kean
Tel: (0131 6)50 3042
|Course secretary||Mr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
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