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Course Code: 
FHS 404
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Free Elective
Theoric: 
3
Practice: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to provide knowledge and skills that used in research article reading critically. Students find out the read a published scholarly research article using their knowledge of the research process and elements of good research design.
Course Content: 

Every student learn to write a scholarly research critique in the scope of this course. The research critiques include interpretation of the summary of research, specifics about the research design, including the sample, instrumentation, and data analysis, strengths and weakness of the study, validity and reliability, presentation of the results, discussion and conclusion.

Course Methodology: 
Teaching Methods: 1: Lecture, 2: Case Study, 3: Problem Solving Technics 4: Discussion, 5: Simulation, 6: Group Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
Assessment Methods: 1:Writing Exam 2: Multiple Choice Test 3: Blank Filling 4: True-False 5: Oral Examination 6: Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching

Methods

Assessment Methods
1) Defines sections of the research articles and lists the characteristics of the sections. 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
2) Evaluates that if the research title precisely represent the whole paper 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
3) Analyzes if the abstract section is compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article. 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
4. Analyze if the introduction section is compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article. 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
5) Analyze if the method section is compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article. 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
6) Analyze if the results section is compliance with the scientific study and with the rules of writing the scientific article 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
7) Analyze if the discussion section is compliance with the scientific study and with the rules of writing the scientific article 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
8) Evaluates whether the major results are written compliance with the rules of writing the scientific article 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
9) Evaluates if the references are adequate and up to date. 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
10) Evaluates whether the article is written  logically and clearly by author 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6
11. Presents  scientific article evaluations of own  as written 2,3,10 1,3,4,6 1,2,4,6

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction and lecture about “How to read a research paper” Related Literature
2 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
3 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
4 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
5 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
6 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
7 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
8 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
9 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
10 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Nursing Research Article Related Literature
11 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
12 Critical Reading and Evaluating A Research Article Related Literature
13 Writing scholarly research critique Related Literature
14 Writing scholarly research critique Related Literature
15 General assessment and feedbacks  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook 1.        Michaei Coughian, Patricia Cronin, Frances Ryan: Step'by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: quantitative research.British Journal of Nursing. 2007. Vol 16, No II, 658-663.

2.        Evaluating and Critiquing Nursing Research. http://nursingplanet.com/Nursing_Research/critiquing_nursing_research.html

3.        Rose Nieswiadomy. Evaluating research findings for nursing practice. http://www.tnad4.org/images/ERFFNP.pdf

4.        Polly Lee. Understanding and critiquing qualitative research papers. Nursing Times.net, Vol: 102, Issue: 29, Page No: 30.http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/educators/understanding-and-critiquing-qualitative-research-papers/203129.article

5.        Polly Lee. Understanding and critiquing quantitative research papers. Nursing Times.net, Vol: 102, Issue: 28, Page No: 28.http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice/clinical-zones/educators/understanding-and-critiquing-quantitative-research-papers/201659.article

Additional Resources 1. A.D.Robert: "How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper" , Copyright: (c) 1979, 1983, 1988, 1994 Robert A. Day .

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Related Literature, Readings
Assignments Article critics assignments
Exams Final

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Assignments / Quizzes / Classroom activities 1 60
Final Exam 1 40
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

 

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

 

1

2

3

4

5

 
 

1

Knows chemical structures of nutrients and human nutrition under different conditions thoroughly and uses proper sources for implementation. 

 

X

 

 

 

 

2

Gains expertise in the scientific researh methods.

 

 

 

 

X

 

3

Knows spesific nutritional requirements of children and adolescents, and performs the necessary action by evaluating this information in an analytical manner under individual and social conditions.

 

 

X

 

 

 

4

Applies professional ethics and legal regulations within the framework of nutrition and diet counseling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Knows the nutritional requirements specific to the periods of pregnancy and lactation, and performs the necessary action by evaluating this information in an analytical manner under individual and social conditions.

 

X

 

 

 

 

6

Knows adulthood diseases requiring nutritional therapy and acts regarding those processes.

X

 

 

 

 

 

7

Develops solutions for social nutrition problems and contributes to the development of plans and policies.

X

 

 

 

 

 

8

Gains abilitiy to communicate with his/her colleagues and applies the most appropriate and recent techniques in multi-disciplinary work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Organizes activities aimed at improving nutritional status if necessary by determining the nutritional status of his/her environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Develops himself/herself and creativity by following the developments in his/her profession and related technologies, and can take initiative when necessary.

 

 

 

X

 

 

11

Knows the importance of food service systems institutions on human health and applies total quality management in production processes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration

(Hour)

Total Workload (Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 3 45
Assignments 1 15 15
Final 8 2 16
Total Work Load 1 1 20
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     126
ECTS Credit of the Course     5,04