The Philosophy of Evidence (3)

  • PhD

NURS 580

This course presents a study of changing paradigms of nursing science in historical perspective. It includes a critical analysis of constructs and theories in nursing science. The focus is on both theoretical analysis and empirical investigation. Prerequisite: NURS 511 or equivalent.      


  • Analyze the philosophical underpinnings and theoretical implications of a range of knowledge claims
  • Recognize the relationships between ontological, epistemological and methodological positions
  • Interpret critical events and issues in the in the historical evolution of modern scientific thought
  • Interpret the implications of western scientific dominance within health science knowledge development
  • Analyze the implications of a range of arguments and claims about the nature of nursing science
  • Articulate logical and coherent claims about the nature of scientific evidence in a practice discipline

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