Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare Professionals NU6005
October & November 2022
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
30th June 2022
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork. Exact rooms to be confirmed closer to the commencement of the module in Semester 1.
Module Objective: To develop the student's ability to adopt an evidence-based practice approach to professional practice.
Module Content: This module will explore how healthcare professionals can integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/service user preferences and values, for the delivery of clinically effective healthcare. The process and steps of evidence-based practice will be outlined including the development of a focused evidence-based research question. Developing search strategies and retrieving evidence across a range of healthcare databases. Critically appraising evidence and its implications for healthcare decision making. Explore in detail the research process, with a specific focus on quantitative, qualitative, mixed method and systematic review research. Developing an EBP question and designing an evidence-based practice protocol.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Develop a focused evidence-based practice question relevant to healthcare.
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of information technology, information literacy and research literacy.
- Analyse and critically examine current evidence relevant to student's practice/healthcare area.
- Evaluate the contribution of evidence-based practice to the development of the discipline of nursing/midwifery.
- Examine strategies to evaluate the effects of evidence-based practice and its contribution to decision making.
- To identify challenges and enablers for operationalising implementation of best evidence into professional practice.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the research process through the production of a focused evidence-based practice protocol.
Additional Teaching Mode Information
Teaching Method: 16hrs Lectures/Workshop; 184hrs Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning. Blended on-line learning with 3 workshop dates on Campus.
Runs from 25th August 2022 to 3rd November 2022
Orientation Semester I 26th August 2022 09.00-17.00 - ON-LINE
09.00-17.00: Thursday 13th October 2022
|09.00-17.00: Thursday 27th October 2022||BHSC|
|09.00-17.00: Thursday 3rd November 2022||BHSC|
Week 14th November 2022 Assignment Submission On-line
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Literature Review 3,000 words: 180 marks; E activities: 20 marks).
Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.
Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Failed final assignment must be repeated (Revise and resubmit 2,500 word protocol). Marks for e-tivities will be carried forward.
Skills and Careers Information
NU6005 - Core module across many programmes.
Open to registered health care professionals in Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Clinical Therapies or other allied disciplines.
Applicants who are practising health care professionals must provide evidence of current registration with the relevant professional regulatory body (e.g. the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (active registration), the Irish Medical Council, the Health & Social Care Professions Council (or equivalent regulatory body for pharmacists, occupational therapist, podiatrists, speech and language therapists etc.)) Applicants from allied disciplines must provide evidence of professional certification, where appropriate.
Applicants who are under 23 years of age must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as for the Degrees in Nursing or Midwifery, as set out here
Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School.
Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved CM&H scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.
This module will not necessarily run unless the minimum recruitment target of 10 students is achieved.
Fees and Costs
The fee for this module is €900. There is also a €35 application fee.
How Do I Apply
Applications for this module are now open.
- To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.
- Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
- An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.