Evidence Based Practice Dissertation
- 15 (Level 6)
- Course code
- NUR 30166
- Contact details
- Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 679611
- Contact email
- Starting months
This is a 15 credit module, which is achieved in the main, through the undertaking of an EBP project within the practitioners own health/social care setting. The module will be delivered utilising a blended learning approach, and will require the practitioner to undertake a significant period of work based learning and independent study.
This module will provide a contemporary approach to the study and implementation of EBP. There is an increasing interest in evidence-based practice, the concept has become central to the health and social care professions and seeks to promote the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and service user values to facilitate clinical decision making, fundamental considerations for today’s practitioner. It has often been shown that whilst practitioners are motivated to be evidence-based, many lack the skills to discriminate high quality research from that which is flawed and to interpret the results of research studies. Furthermore, practitioners need to develop the critical ability to move findings forward, through a clinical governance pathway, to affect practice. This module, as a core module within the BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills gained within the NUR-30149 and develop these further to facilitate the implementation of an EBP project.
This module aims to enable the student to further develop their knowledge of information retrieval, research methodology and statistics whilst at the same time enabling the specific development of the knowledge and skills relevant to the implementation and evaluation of evidence based practice within the workplace, through the completion of a project relevant to professional practice. It will build upon the knowledge gained and academic work undertaken within the NUR-30149 module and apply their findings and evaluate the outcomes of their study and implement this evidence into the clinical workplace setting.
NUR 30149 Evidence Based Practice (successfully completed).
Pactitioners with current Professional Registration.
- Local and National Influences on EBP
- Systematic literature review processes
- Conceptualisation of the literature
- Developing narrative and argument
- Qualitative and Quantitative research methodologies
- Issues of reliability and validity
- Decision making techniques
- Clinical leadership and governance
- Implementing best evidence
- Developing clinical protocols and guidelines
- Evaluating the effectiveness of EBP
- Patient preferences and cost effectiveness within the context of EBP
- Ethical, legal and Professional issues of EBP
Teaching and assessment
The principal learning and teaching methods used in the module may include:
- Lectures, seminars and workshops: The core of each module delivery mode is a series of face to face tutor-led or group-led seminars or workshops.
- Web-based learning using the Keele Learning Environment (KLE), Blackboard.
- Group work and peer support. All modules use focused group work and class discussions within face to face tutor time.
- Directed independent study. Most of the study hours for each module comprise independent learning by expecting participants to add depth and breadth to their knowledge of topics, to practice skills and to reflect on critical incidents and their practice.