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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2006 - 2007

Module Title Research & Nursing Practice 1
Module Code NS202
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences

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Level 2 Credit Rating 2.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims

·Provide students with a framework for critiquing research enabling them to review and analyse different forms of research literature·Deepen understanding of research designs and ethical issues

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, and following a period of personal study, students will be able to: ·Demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to nursing research and its application to practice ·Provide an outline of quantitative and qualitative methodologies·Discuss the design and ethical issues related to research in the healthcare setting

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 16
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 2
Independent Learning Time 19.5

Total 37.5
Assume that a 2.5 credit module load represents approximately 37.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus

·Critiquing literature· Quantitative and Qualitative research methods· Ethical issues in healthcare research

Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List

Burns, N and Grove, S, K (2003) Understanding nursing research. 3rd edition Philadelphia: SaundersCormack, D  (2000) The Research Process in Nursing. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 4th edition.Holloway, I  and Wheeler, S (1996) Qualitative Research for Nurses. Oxford: Blackwell ScienceLo Biondo G., Haber J. (1994) Nursing research: methods critical appraisal and utilization.  St. Louis: MosbyPolit D. & Tatano Beck C. (2004) Nursing research: Principles and methods. 7th edition London: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Programme or List of Programmes
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