HSIP809 – Special Topic

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Module code
HSIP809
Module title
Special Topic
Prescription
This module offers students the opportunity to study an area of interest related to their particular area of practice. The student will submit a proposal outlining the focus, and scope of the intended project and negotiate the supervision process with the lecturer(s).
Programmes
  • HL0502
  • HS1701
  • NU0010
  • NU0015
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
50
Self directed hours
250
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Initiate and manage a scholarly inquiry in relation to a chosen topic relating to an identified area of practice

Present an ordered, critical exposition of knowledge related to the selected topic.

Content
-Initiating and managing a project
-Supervision relationships
-Exposition of knowledge
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods in this web enabled/ based module:
The student will apply in writing to the Programme Manager of Postgraduate Studies to undertake a special topic/project. At this stage the student will be required to provide a proposal outlining their topic of interest.
The proposal will include a statement of purpose; a plan of action; and a description of outcomes including assessments.
The students will
Maintain a reflexive journal record of thinking and decision making about the project;
Present evidence of critique of literature and research evidence related to the topic;
Critically examine the significance and utility of the ideas presented for nursing practice
A supervisor(s) will then be assigned to the student. Please refer to Student Handbook for guidelines on supervision of postgraduate student projects, which outlines:
The role and responsibilities of the supervisor(s).
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1Written presentation which may comprise an essay, report or presentation (Negotiated with the individual student) 100