Data on the course

Show instruction and examinations
353305S Master's Thesis and Research Seminars, Nursing Science, 25 ECTS cr 
Code 353305S  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Master's Thesis and Research Seminars, Nursing Science  Abbreviation Master's Thesis 
Scope25 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Health Sciences 

Teachers
Name
Anne Oikarinen 

Description
ECTS Credits 

25 ECTS cr

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

2nd autumn term, 1st period - 2nd spring term, 4th period. Also an info lecture on 1st spring term. 

 
Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. complete scientific data collection either independently or as a member of a research project according to the agreed timetable and critically discuss the thesis and selected data collection methods in relation to the research topic/phenomenon.
  2. collect research data as planned, critically evaluate methodological decisions, one’s own actions and choices that have been made, draw conclusions at different stages of data collection and justify solutions that have been made during data collection.
  3. critically evaluate methodological decisions, one’s own actions and choices that have been made, and draw conclusions at different stages of data analysis. Report data analysis, present research results and argue solutions that have been made during data collection.
  4. produce a scientific thesis or article independently or as a member of a research project, manage the use of those research methods that have been utilized. Critically evaluate, draw conclusions and argue decisions that have been made and manage scientific discussion.
 
Contents 
  1. Completing a personal research plan. Procedures and regulations related to research permissions, obtaining research permissions, ethical perspectives/ethical committee approval.
  2. Report on data collection that meets scientific criteria. Critical discussion on thesis and data collection methods that have been chose related to the research topic/phenomena.
  3. Report on data collection and analysis that meets scientific criteria. Critical discussion on thesis and data collection methods that have been chose related to the research topic/phenomena.
  4. International literature related to thesis topic and methods. Thesis or article that that meets scientific criteria. Critical discussion on the thesis, research results, conclusions, and presentation of further research ideas.
  5. Report on data collection and analysis that meets scientific criteria. Critical discussion on thesis and data collection methods that have been chose related to the research topic/phenomena.
 
Mode of delivery 

Blended teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 
  1. Group guidance and mentoring 6 h, independent work and familiarisation with literature related to own research topic and research methods 113 h, seminars 5 h, self-assessment and peer assessment 5 h.
  2. Group guidance and mentoring 10 h, independent work and familiarisation with literature related to own research topic and research methods 110 h, collaboration with the named thesis supervisor 5 h, reporting on data collection 5 h, self-assessment and peer assessment 5 h.
  3. Group guidance and mentoring 10 h, independent work and familiarisation with literature 110 h, collaboration with the named thesis supervisor 5 h, reporting on data analysis and research results 5h, self-assessment and peer assessment 5 h.
  4. Group and/or individual guidance 10 h, collaboration with the named thesis supervisor 5 h, reading of national and international literature related to the research topic and methods, reporting on the thesis; writing the scientific thesis or article 100 h. Graduation seminar and poster presentations, participation in organising the seminar 20 h.
  5. Participation to conference and presenting own study 4 h.
  6. 1st spring: compulsory info lecture 2 h.
 
Target group 

Students in the nursing science and health sciences teacher programmes

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Research methods coursework 20 ECTS cr

 
Recommended optional programme components 

353205S Written Maturity Test

 
Recommended or required reading 
  • Polit DF & Beck CT (2011) Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia
  • along with national and international literature related to the thesis topic and methods.
 
Assessment methods and criteria 
  1. Completion of and reporting on the research permission application,
  2. Reporting on data collection. Self-assessment and peer assessment
  3. Reporting on data analysis, self-assessment and peer assessment
  4. Completion of a scientific thesis or article. Graduation seminar and participation in the organising of the seminar. Participation in one doctoral defence in health sciences during completion of the coursework (25 ECTS cr).

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.

 
Grading 

1-5 / fail. Continuous assessment is used during the course. The tasks: pass / fail. Master’s thesis: 1-5 / fail.

 
Person responsible 

University lecturer

 
Working life cooperation 

The student is able to conduct the working life-oriented thesis, which supports development of the student’s personal expertise.

 
Other information 

Consists of the following parts:

  1. Starting the Research Process (5 ECTS credits)
  2. Data collection (5 ECTS credits)
  3. Data analysis (5 ECTS credits)
  4. Reporting of research; reflection on results and reliability, conclusions (10 ECTS credits)
 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Master's Thesis and Research Seminars, Nursing Science  Course  25  Anne Oikarinen  01.06.20 -31.08.20
registration period has not begun Master's Thesis and Research Seminars, Nursing Science  Course  25  Anne Oikarinen  02.09.20 -28.05.21

Future examinations
No examinations in WebOodi