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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).
This module can contribute towards:
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.
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:
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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