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SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS11732
Module leader: Ruth Paterson
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car
Prerequisites

Level 11 Research Methods

Timetables
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 004
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ruth Paterson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
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Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 388
Face To Face Lecture 12
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1,2,3,4 30 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Roles and responsibility of students and their supervisor: dissertation guide contains information on getting started; literature searching and critique; how to present and construct a dissertation thesis; time-management and reflection on process and progress.

In this module you will learn how to conduct an extended literature review and critique on a topic of your choice which is relevant to your degree outcome. The topic you chose is identified from the work that you do in the compulsory Research Methods module completed before this module begins. In the process you will also learn how to develop a search strategy for conducting an effective literature review and critique and to write about the implications of what you find for future theory and practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically analyse literature and practice relevant to the dissertation question
LO2: Critically address ethical issues related to a structured exploration of a practice based topic or issue
LO3: Justify methods chosen to answer dissertation question
LO4: Synthesise the evidence from a body of literature to draw coherent conclusions about gaps in
knowledge allowing recommendations for research and practice to be made.

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