Evidence Based Practice
Develop an advanced knowledge of how contemporary research and evidence can be applied to practice.
Current professional registration with NMC, HCPC, GPC or SSSC is required for entry to this module. Applicants are required to have a degree qualification.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-skill.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 62 overall with 60 in each sub-skill.
- IBT TOEFL 80 overall with 18 in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and 21 in speaking.
See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.
Learning outcome 1: Systematically locate a variety of evidence sources with a critical awareness of the hierarchy of evidence
Learning outcome 2: Critically appraise qualitative and quantitative research, systematic reviews, policy documents and other evidence for its validity and usefulness.
Learning outcome 3: Critically evaluate the literature relevant to a specific clinical issue or problem
Learning outcome 4: Review and assess the implementation of evidence-based practice, including any barriers.
Delivery and assessment
3,000 word literature review.
Dr James Nicholls
All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area. You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advancing Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.
This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc Advanced Practice.
Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.
Completion of the Advancing Practice course provides opportunity to develop transferable skills. This will optimise the ability of each student to impact on the experience of individuals, families and service providers within a range of clinical, social and pastoral settings within the UK and internationally.
All modules are related to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), enabling you to clearly identify the core and specific dimensions within the KSF which can be achieved when you successfully complete your module/programme.