Health professionals possess a wealth of information and experience. In this course, students will learn to use a variety of dissemination strategies designed to share knowledge and experience. Students will write an article designed for scholarly publication, develop a poster presentation, and complete a lay audience presentation.
To assist the student to be able to:
- Identify the requirements of refereed scholarly publication;
- Write an article suitable for a refereed scholarly publication;
- Develop a poster slide presentation;
- Write an article appropriate to a lay audience;
- Identify additional dissemination opportunities; and
- Develop skills as a reviewer.
- Study Guide
- Online articles and readings
Heinrich, K. (2008). A nurse's guide to presenting and publishing: Dare to share. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
In order to successfully complete this course, you must own or have ready access to certain computer hardware and software programs. For complete and up-to-date information on the minimum computer requirements required to complete the graduate nursing courses, visit the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies technical site.
MHST/NURS 611 comprises the following seven units:
- Unit 1: Orientation and Introduction
- Unit 2: Identifying Potential Target Journals
- Unit 3: Developing an Article Outline
- Unit 4: Writing the Article
- Unit 5: Poster Presentation
- Unit 6: Writing for a Lay Audience
- Unit 7: Wrap-up and Evaluation
In the MHS and MN:Gen programs, students must achieve an overall program GPA of 2.7 ( B- or 70 percent), to graduate. The minimum passing grade requirement for each MHS and MN:Gen course is C- (60 percent).
The following course activities will contribute to your course grade, with the percentage weighting of each activity as follows:
|Assignment 1: Identification of Target Refereed Journal||5%|
|Assignment 2: Article Outline||10%|
|Assignment 3: Draft Article Suitable for Publication||25%|
|Assignment 4: Final Article Suitable for Publication||15%|
|Assignment 5: Poster Presentation||15%|
|Assignment 6: Presentation for a Lay Audience||15%|
|Assignment 7: Providing Feedback/review||15%|
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
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Updated August 23 2017 by Student & Academic Services