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The module aims to provide the student with a chance to critically analyse a topic of interest within nursing.


The aim of this module is to: equip students with the knowledge to be able to undertake a literature review in an area of interest to the student.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Demonstrate advanced literature searching skills.

2.  Critically analyse literature within an area of interest.

3.  Demonstrate the ability to synthesise a body of literature.

4.  Critically evaluate a range of research methods.

5.  Write a literature review using a systematic approach

Indicative Content

1 Research skills

Interpreting data, advanced search strategy skills, critical thinking and evaluation, ethics, research methods,topic identification.

2 Nature of literature reviews

Critical writing skills, evaluation and synthesis of research,presentation and organisational skills.

3 Literature searching

Use CINAHL and other relevant databases to identify a bodd of literature for review.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 14
Practical Activity 14
Assessment 80
Independent 332
Total 440

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.