HSIP809 – Special Topic

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Module code
Module title
Special Topic
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).
  • HL0502
  • HS1701
  • NU0010
  • NU0015
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
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.

-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