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Evidence and Research in Practice

Course Details

Course/Module Code





19-20 Accedited 15 credits



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : Not available to Community Practice/District Nurse pathway students. Submission Date: 8th July 2020.



Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 06 May 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 13 May 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 20 May 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 27 May 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 03 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 10 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 17 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 24 June 2020GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00






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.

Key Facts

The Evidence and Research in Practice module is available at both 15 (UZWRSS153) or 20 (UZWR38203) 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

On successful completion of this module students 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.

The 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 3 module

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