Postgraduate taught 

Advanced Nursing Science MSc

Independent Project NURSING5065P

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course enables students to conduct, present and report an independent and critical literature review on a topic relevant to their scope of practice, and that has potential for publication. The student is required to draw on their knowledge of key concepts and theories gained from other parts of the MSc programme.

Timetable

Monthly seminars or presentations, approximately three 2-3 hour sessions per semester.

Requirements of Entry

An average of at least Grade C in taught courses is required for progress to the Independent Project.

Assessment

One 7,000 word literature review that has potential for publication (80%)

An individual presentation of the literature review (20%)

Main Assessment In: August

Course Aims

This course aims to enable students to conduct, present and report an independent and critical literature review on a topic relevant to their scope of practice, and that has potential for publication. Students will develop the ability to search rigorously for published research evidence, and synthesise findings in a structured review that critically considers the implications for their scope of practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate intellectual independence in the planning and execution of a significant review of the literature.

■ Use a range of specialised skills, techniques and practices to search, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise the evidence.

■ Critically appraise approaches to dissemination of the review.

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.