NURSING 7021A - Research Part I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017
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 7102OL 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
Phone: +61 8 8313 3866
Fax: +61 8 8313 3594
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.Not applicable. The student will meet with their supervisor/s individually.
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1,2,3,4&5 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,2,3,4&5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,2,3,4&5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,2,3,4&5 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4&5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
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 SummaryResearch courses 7021a, 7021b, 7021c &
7021d are assessed at the completion of all four courses with the submission of
a 15-20,000 word thesis for examination. 7021a, 7021b & 7021c will have a
continuing grade on the transcript. 7021d will have the final grade for the
Specific Course RequirementsNA
Small Group Discovery ExperienceNA
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Assessment SummaryResearch courses 7021a, 7021b, 7021c & 7021d are assessed at the completion of all four courses with the submission of
a 15-20,000 word thesis for examination. 7021a, 7021b & 7021c will have a continuing grade on the transcript. 7021d will have the final grade for the thesis.
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.
SubmissionResearch courses 7021a,7021b,7021c & 7021b culminate in a 15-20,000 word thesis which is submitted at the conclusion of all four courses.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
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