Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading Half-Course (NUST11013)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Supervised Reading Course (10 credits) enables students to pursue their interest and choose a topic that fits their desire explore a body of literature in more depth. The final submission should demonstrate the individualised learning pathway and the link to advancing professional practice.
Supported by an academic supervisor, the learner will have the flexibility to set their own route to exploring a limited number of resources. By so doing it is anticipated that the learners will maximise the opportunity to be self-directed and negotiate supervision arrangements that fit with their needs.
The Supervised Reading Course (10 credits) 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 will be limited to a scope set by their supervisor and supervisory arrangements will be agreed through negotiation.
On completion of the course students:
-Will possess comprehansive understanding of a unique body of literature on a topic relevant to their Master programme.
-Be able to reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content of that limited body of literature.
-Relate the literature to topics or approaches covered in other courses which were taken previously.
-Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of the chosen subject.
-Demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed, problem solving and autonomous learner.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Possess a detailed understanding of a defined body of literature on a topic relevant to their Master programme.
- Reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content of that body of literature.
- Relate the literature to topics or approaches covered in other courses which were taken previously.
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of the chosen subject.
- Demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed, problem solving and autonomous learner.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||On route to developing a mastery in nursing practice students who undertake this course will be expected to develop the following specific attributes:
-ability to take personal responsibility and grasp opportunities for self-development
-an awareness of the evolving nature of healthcare knowledge, how knowledge is created, advanced, renewed and ever changing
-a commitment to personal and continuing professional development and lifelong learning
-effective skills in and use of ICT and library resources
-the application of evidence based and reflective practice to own clinical sphere
-effective time management skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Negotiable with Course Organiser
|Course organiser||Dr Elaine Haycock-Stuart
Tel: (0131 6)50 8442
|Course secretary||Mr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661