Project (International) NURSING5053P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

. This course aims to consolidate and to extend the student's learning from the Research Methods & Statistics course through undertaking an extended literature review.


10 3-hour sessions, delivered as half or whole days across the year.

Requirements of Entry

Research Methods and Statistics

Excluded Courses

Research Dissertation or Work Based Audit & Service Evaluation


Research Methods and Statistics



A 15,000 word extended literature review on a relevant topic (80%)

An individual oral presentation of the literature review (20%).




In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.

Main Assessment In: August

Course Aims

This course aims to facilitate students undertaking an extended literature review on a topic relevant to their specialist area or clinical interest. It requires the student to draw on their own knowledge of key concepts and theories gained from other parts of the programme. The topic of the literature review will be agreed with the course coordinator and the academic supervisor.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able :

 To plan, execute and present a substantial, critical review of the literature related to a specific topic with the support of a project supervisor

To demonstrate evidence of advanced skills in undertaking a structured, comprehensive literature search

To demonstrate a thorough understanding of the research process.

To synthesise and interpret results and/or findings from previous studies.

To undertake a critical review of the relevant literature using a structured approach

To critically discuss the implications of the literature review for practice and/or policy

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.