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Professional Development

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Evidence and Research in Practice

Course Details

Course/Module Code





23-24 Accredited 20 credits



23-24 Non-Accredited 20 credits



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 03/04/24 (unless course already full). If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. Submission Date: 26th June 2024. This course will be taught ONLINE.



Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 17 April 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 24 April 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 01 May 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 08 May 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 15 May 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 22 May 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 29 May 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 05 June 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 12 June 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00




A 2,500 word report in which students identify a research question arising from their professional practice, conduct a systematic search for an article reporting primary research, critically evaluate the strength of evidence and consider its trustworthiness in the context of evidence from current clinical guidelines (or a systematic review if appropriate).

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • BSc (Hons Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Nursing (International)
  • Professional Development Awards


The module syllabus typically includes the following:

Questioning professional practice
The nature of knowledge, types of evidence, the relationship between research and policy. The wider context of evidence based practice.

Interpretation of findings, identifying influences on validity, reliability and replication, application of research to policy and practice, the dissemination of research evidence.

Management of change
Strategies to facilitate change, responsibilities of the individual, organisation and wider picture, e.g. national initiatives.

Course Director

Dr Mwidimi Ndosi


This level 6 (undergraduate level) Evidence and Research in Practice is a core module which aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the evaluation of research evidence, in order to guide and inform professional practice and policy decisions.

It provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of research methods, enabling you to develop skills in critical appraisal of research. It also supports preparation for a dissertation.

On successful completion of this level 6 module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of research evidence for professional practice and/or planning and delivery of services.
  • Evaluate and critically analyse a range of evidence supporting practice and policies in the workplace.
  • Evaluate the use of a range of research designs, data collection techniques and methods of data analysis.
  • Evaluate and synthesise an area of research relating to aspects of policy and professional practice.
  • Identify and extract the principles for successful implementation of planned change based on best available evidence.
  • Describe the constraints and barriers for implementation of evidence based practice.

Key Facts

The Evidence and Research in Practice module is available at both 15 (UZWRSS-15-3) or 20 (UZWR38-20-3) credits. However, Community Practice/District Nurse pathway students can select the 20 credit Evidence and Research in Practice module (UZWR38203) only.

Learning and Teaching

The module is delivered online using a variety of approaches, including presentations, workshop activities, small group work, class discussion and individual tutorials. Learning is further supported by access to a web-based interactive resource tailored to the content module.

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20 credit level 6 module

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