Professional course Evidence and Research in Practice
20 credit, level 3 module
Page last updated 2 April 2020
The Evidence and Research in Practice module is available at both 15 (UZWRSS153) or 20 (UZWR38203) credits. However, please Community Practice/District Nurse pathway students can select the 20 credit Evidence and Research in Practice module (UZWR38203) only.
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.
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.
Learning and Teaching
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.
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.
2000 word critique of a research paper reflecting professional practice
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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.
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