Undergraduate Module Catalogue
HECS3294 Nursing: Dissertation
Module manager: Helen Atherton
Taught: invalid View Timetable
Pre-requisite qualificationsNormally 120 credits at level 2
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryYou will: - identify and critically analyse an area of nursing practice which has raised questions for you. - formulate a clear and appropriate research question - conduct a robust and structured literature search - critically appraise the evidence, including the evidence of research ethics - present a robust and coherent academic discussion - make recommendations for practice based on the available evidence understanding the implications for nursing practice and recommending areas for further nursing research and development
ObjectivesStudents will undertake a critical literature review to answer a research question based on an area of own nursing practice.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Identify and critically analyse an area of nursing practice which has raised questions for them
2. Formulate a clear and appropriate research question
3. Conduct a robust and structured literature search
4. Critically appraise the evidence
5. Present a robust and coherent academic discussion
6. Make recommendations for practice based on the available evidence understanding the implications for nursing practice and recommending areas for further nursing research and development
Apply critical appraisal and demonstrate analytical ability to practice-related situations, apply theory to practice and construct a coherent academic discussion.
Although the student will focus, primarily on their Final Year Project, this integrated module combines 4 strands central to nursing practice: professional practice; applied practice; the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of health and wellbeing; and evidence-based practice. Students will build on the work from the previous modules and undertake an in-depth examination of an area of nursing practice that needs improvement.
- Understanding of the principles of improvement methodologies, participating in audit activity and identifying appropriate quality improvement strategies
- Understanding the importance of evidence-based practice
- Identifying areas of improvement in practice
- Understand the role of and the difference between audit and research
Biopsychosocial-spiritual Model of Health and Wellbeing:
- Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of holistic care by including appropriate elements of the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of health and wellbeing. They should consider the impact of their recommended changes on people, their families, staff and service provision.
Evidence Based practice:
- Identify gaps in their knowledge, understanding and /or skills
- Formulate a research question based on a practice-related topic, using an acceptable framework.
- Undertake a robust and structured literature search and critically select appropriate literature.
- Select and rationalise choice of evidence which is relevant to a specific research question.
- Understand the research methodologies and research methods employed in their selected evidence.
- Understand the application of research ethics employed in their selected evidence.
- Select and use appropriate critical appraisal tools to determine the quality of their evidence.
- Synthesise the main findings/themes in a way that answers their research question.
- Be able to critically discuss key findings/themes and their application to clinical practice including understanding the potential impact any changes could make.
Private studyPrivate study will include extensive reading and appraisal of evidence, and analysis and synthesis of the information.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent progress is monitored first, according to attendance at timetabled teaching, by participation in tutorials and by individual supervisors during the period of group and individual supervision. Regular engagement with individual supervisors will enable students to obtain formative feedback. There are also a series of formative pieces of work that need to be completed and submitted to their individual academic supervisor for feedback. In order to monitor and support the student’s progress, dates would be agreed for completion of formative elements such as:
- the final research question and Gantt
- an outline of the proposed search strategy
- a summary table of the evidence that will be included in the review
- a date for completion of the Introduction, Case scenario and Method chapters (2,500 words in total) be ready to discuss the contents of these, and the selected evidence, in a group supervision session.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:22:16
Browse Other Catalogues
- Undergraduate module catalogue
- Taught Postgraduate module catalogue
- Undergraduate programme catalogue
- Taught Postgraduate programme catalogue
Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD