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NURS 703 Philosophy of Human Science
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science, Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University

Pre-requisites: none

Course Description: Focuses on the application of biobehavioral measures in clinical research. Includes understanding theoretical foundations of measures as well as assessment of accuracy and precision of measures. Particular emphasis placed on measures of function, development and outcomes. Examples include clinical, observational and biological measures.


Method of Instruction: blended

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: 0

Course Contact: Fonda Neal



Tuition: $865/credit hour


Other considerations: The first day of the course is synchronous; date TBD. Course objectives: 1. Articulate critical attributes of various philosophies as related to human sciences. 2. Analyze the influence of competing views of scientific progress on knowledge in human sciences. 3. Explicate philosophies of science that have emerged that provide distinctive foundations for knowledge development in human sciences.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: C01
Instructor: Beth Rodgers, PhD
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-20-19
End Date: 12-13-19

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FALL 2020

Section: C01
Instructor: Beth Rodgers
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-18-20
End Date: 12-07-20

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FALL 2022

Section: C01
Instructor: Lana Sargent, PhD
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-23-22
End Date: 12-12-22

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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