Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Nursing and Health Care B (20 credits) (NUST11077)
|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 an optional course for the MSc in Advancing Nursing Practice and a core course for 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. This course assumes that students already possess at least some basic theoretical knowledge of the process and methods of research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical understanding of the role of research in nursing and healthcare.
- Demonstrate critical understanding of research design in nursing and healthcare
- Demonstrate critical understanding and application of research methods in nursing and healthcare
- eal with complex issues (epistemological, methodological, practical and ethical) which are attached to research methods and their applications in healthcare settings
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|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Rhynas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3882
|Course secretary||Mr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661