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Evidence and Research in Practice

Course Details

Course/Module Code





22-23 Accredited 15 credits



22-23 Non-Accredited 15 credits



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Course Dates

Course Information : Not available to Community Practice/District Nurse pathway students. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 05/04/23. 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: 28th June 2023. Please note that this course will be taught primarily ONLINE although some sessions (dates TBC) are planned to be on Campus at Glenside.



Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 19 April 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 26 April 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 03 May 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 10 May 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 17 May 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 24 May 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 31 May 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 07 June 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 14 June 2023TO BE ADVISED09:00 - 16:00




A 2,500 word report in which you will identify a research question arising from your 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 15 credit level 6 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award



This 15 credit level 6 (undergraduate level) module syllabus typically includes:

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 15 credit 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 (UZWR38-2-03) credits. Community Practice/District Nurse pathway students will need to undertake the 20 credit, level 3 (UZWR38203), Evidence and Research in Practice module.

Learning and Teaching

The distance learning module is delivered 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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15 credit level 6 module

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