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Professional Development in Nursing: Evidence Based Nursing for Practice - HEA00150I

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Beth Hardy
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
C Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

Students will understand how types of evidence underpin nursing care and practice. 

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Examine how uncertainty in healthcare can be resolved through understanding how different types of information inform evidence based nursing practice.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to assess methodological limitations of a range of research approaches.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use research to help inform decision making.  
  4. Understand a range of factors which can influence decision making in nursing practice.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Presentation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

Non-compensatable

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Presentation
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

Heaslip, V. & Lindsay, B (2019) Research and Evidence-Based Practice: For Nursing, Health and Social Care Students.  Lantern Publishing.   

Ellis, P (2019) Evidence based practice for Nursing.  4th Edition.  Sage. 

Ellis, P, (2019) Understanding research for nursing students.  4th Edition.  Sage. 

Evidence Based Nursing (journal https://ebn.bmj.com/)



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