NURSING 7021A - Research Part I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7021A Course Research Part I Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 1 hour per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Assumed Knowledge NURSING 7102EX Restrictions Only available to eligible Master of Nursing Science students Course Description This course requires the student to identify a question, conduct a literature review, identify a methodology and draft a proposal
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Philippa Rasmussen
Dr Philippa Rasmussen
Master of Nurse Practitioner Program Co-ordinator
Master of Nursing Science Program Co-ordinator
School of Nursing
The University of Adelaide
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Course Learning Outcomes
- Explore options for possible research topic
- Examine the literature relevant to the chosen topic
- Compose a research question
- Identify the appropriate research methodology with which to investigate the chosen question
- Formulate and present a research proposal
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3,4&5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1&2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1,2,3,4&5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2 & 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 2 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 5
Required ResourcesEach student is allocated a supervisor(s) to guide the student through their research process.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesAll students are allocated a minimum of one supervisor for individual supervision. In addition, there will be two group sessions and access to online resources, such as voiceover recorded lectures.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A 3 unit course is equivalent to 12 hours per week.
Supervision: average of one hour per week.
Learning Activities SummaryQuestion
Literature Review (draft)
Specific Course RequirementsNA
Small Group Discovery ExperienceNA
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Assessment SummaryIdentify Research Question and Methodology Formative 0%
Presentation Summative 30%
Research Proposal Summative 70%
Assessment DetailAs Research 1 to Research IV are part of the research component there will be milestones that will need to be achieved to the satisfaction of the supervisor(s) and Course Coordinator to enable the student to progress.
Identify a suitable research question and appropriate methodology.
The student is required to identify a suitable question for a Masters research project and identify the most appropriate methodology to be used to investigate the chosen topic. Word count 500 words.
The student will presnt their proposed research in a School of Nursing Forum.
Word Count 1250 equivalent
The research proposal will be developed in accordance with the University Human Research Ethics Committee guidelines.
Word Count 2500
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NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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