Theories, concepts and models of nursing as a scientific discipline
 
Module: Nursing care
ECTS: 6
Contact hours – lectures: 40
Contact hours – seminar: 30
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor
Jožica Ramšak Pajk, MSc, Senior Lecturer
 
Year of study: First
 
Introduction to Research in Nursing 

Contact hours – lectures: 20
Contact hours – seminar: 10
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor
Education providers:
  • Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Associate Professor
  • Sanela Pivač, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:

The student:

  • becomes acquainted with research paradigms, approaches and methods which shape nursing and healthcare provision;
  • gains awareness of the significance of research for nursing;
  • gains knowledge of research work characteristics;
  • explores research paradigms, approaches and methods which shape nursing and healthcare provision;
  • considers ethical dimensions of research;
  • explores and critically analyses the design of a study according to a chosen subject area and methodology. 


Knowledge and understanding:

  • accessing, retrieving, interpreting and utilizing scientific and professional literature;
  • understanding the basis of nursing research and its importance for nursing development;
  • independence at writing professional texts and seminars;
  • demonstrating critical and logical thinking skills.
Mandatory references:
  • Kališnik, M., Zabavnik Piano, J. & Rožić, A., 2006. Temelji znanstvenoraziskovalne metodologije v biomedicini. Ljubljana: Družba Piano.
  • Mesec, B., 1998. Uvod v kvalitativno raziskovanje v socialnem delu. Ljubljana: Visoka šola za socialno delo. (izbrana poglavja)
  • Vogrinec, J., 2008. Kvalitativno raziskovanje na pedagoškem področju. Ljubljana: Pedagoška fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani.
  • Cencič, M., 2009. Kako poteka pedagoško raziskovanje. Primeri kvantitativne empirične neeksperimentalne raziskave. Ljubljana: Zavod RS za šolstvo.
  • Parahoo, K., 1997. Nursing research, Principles, Process and Issues. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations:
  • 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
  • submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (100%)