NURSING 7021B - Research Part II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

This course requires the student to finalise their literature review and proposal and successfully gain ethical approval to conduct the research

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 7021B
    Course Research Part II
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Contact Up to 1 hour per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Corequisites NURSING 7021A
    Restrictions Only available to eligible Master of Nursing Science students
    Course Description This course requires the student to finalise their literature review and proposal and successfully gain ethical approval to conduct the research
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Philippa Rasmussen

    Dr Philippa Rasmussen
    Master of Nursing Science Program Co-ordinator
    School of Nursing
    The University of Adelaide
    AUSTRALIA 5005
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3866
    Fax: +61 8 8313 3594
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Appraise the literature relevent to the chosen research topic
    2 Complete ethics approval
    3 Conclude a research proposal
    4 Commence thesis composition.
    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
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2&3
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1,2 &3
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1,2 &3
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2 &3
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2 &3
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Each stduent will be allocated a supervisor(s) to guide the student through the research process.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Literature Review (finalised)
    Proposal finalised
    Ethics finalised (if applicable)

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    A 3 unit course is equivalent of 12 hours a week study.
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Search Strategy                                                                                       Formative                   0%
    Construct a detailed plan for the composition of the thesis                           Summative                 30%
    Research Proposal                                                                                    Summative                  70%
    Assessment Detail
    As Research 1 to Research IV are part of the research component there will be milestones that need to be achieved to the satisfaction of the supervisor(s) and Course Coordinator to enable the student to progress.

    Search Strategy
    The student is required to construct a search strategy for searching the literature related to their research question. Word count 500

    Thesis composition
    The student is required to complete a detailed plan for the composition of the research thesis. Word count 1250

    Research proposal
    The student is required to develop and submit an application to the University Human Research Commitee for approval. Word count 2500

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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