NURSING 7021D - Research Part IV
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 7021D Course Research Part IV Coordinating Unit Adelaide Nursing School Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 12 Contact Up to 1 hour per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Prerequisites NURSING 7021A, NURSING 7021B Corequisites NUSING 7021C Restrictions Only available to eligible Master of Nursing Science students Course Description This course requires the student to finalise their thesis and conduct a presentation evaluating their research and proposing future directions
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Philippa Rasmussen
Dr Philippa Rasmussen
Master of Nursing Science Program Co-ordinator
School of Nursing
The University of Adelaide
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The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1 Complete the research project
2 Complete the written thesis
3 Evaluate the outcomes of their research in a presentation
4 Propose future direction for research
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 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&4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3&4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1,2,3&4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3&4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,2,3&4 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&4
Each student will be allocated a supervisor(s) to guide the student through their research process.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
All 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 requires 12 hours per week of study.
Learning Activities Summary
Complete thesis including analysis, results and discussion
Present the interpretation and outcomes of their research
Specific Course RequirementsNA
Small Group Discovery ExperienceNA
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Assessment SummaryThesis Summative 100%
As Research I 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.
The thesis will be formally examined.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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