PTY-20051 - Implementing Evidence into Practice
Coordinator: Claire Stapleton Room: MAC1.15 Tel: +44 1782 7 33808
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

The module aims to:
- develop understanding of the role of evidence in health care practice.
- develop the selection and implementation strategies for gathering and evaluating evidence.
- analyse the quality and application of evidence to the health care arena.
- develop an understanding of the attributes desired in a valuable team member and receive feedback on their own team working performance.

Intended Learning Outcomes

distinguish between the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of evidence related to health care.: 1
apply knowledge and skills related to critical appraisal of different forms of evidence related to health care.: 1
debate the mechanisms used to enhance the implementation of evidence into practice.: 1
demonstrate and evaluate the attributes of a valuable team member: 1

Study hours

30 tutor led hours includes:
~28 hours of lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and
~ two hours of assessment preparation classes.
120 hours of independent study including:
~ 20 hours of guided independent study
~100 hours of student led study.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Poster weighted 100%
Produce a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) in poster format. Small group work (approx. 4-6 students)
Students will create and submit a Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) in poster format as a small group (approx 5-8 students). The group will present the poster to the examiner with an up to 15 minute narrative which will be followed by examiner questioning to the group (between 5 and 10 minutes in duration equating to a total assessment time of 25 minutes). The students' knowledge and skills related to answering a specific applied or clinical question using research evidence and presenting an answer (i.e. a clinical bottom line) will be explored. Each group member will be required to answer at least one question. The student's ability to work in small groups will be assessed by incorporating a peer review component whereby 50% of the group's total mark will be influenced by the outcome of the peer assessment tool.