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Postgraduate Course: Supervised Reading (20 credits) (NUST11075)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe Supervised Reading Course (20 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 final outcome as it relates to professional practice.

Supported by an academic supervisor, the learner will have the flexibility to set their own route to exploring the literature and to chart progress along the way. 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.
Course description The Supervised Reading Course (20 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 and supervisor will negotiate supervisory arrangements but a minimum of 3 meetings are expected to facilitate learning.
On completion of the course students:
-Will possess a detailed understanding of a substantial body of literature on a topic relevant to their Master programme.
-Be able to 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content of the literature reviewed.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to be a self-directed, problem solving and autonomous learner.
  3. Evaluate the literature in the field.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to synthesise the selected literature and develop the arguments.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Graduate Attributes: 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
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Jennifer Tocher
Tel: (0131 6)51 1991
Course secretaryMr David Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3969
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