UCC CPD courses

NU6005 Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare Professionals


Fact File

  • Title

    NU6005 Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare Professionals

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    Runs from 31st August to 12th October 2020

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €900 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2020

  • Venue

    Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork.  Exact rooms to be confirmed closer to the commencement of the module in Semester 1.

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    See Additional Teaching Mode Information for dates


This module will endeavour to develop student’s skills, knowledge and understanding of the research process to enable them to critically appraise empirical research both from a findings and methodological perspective.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify a current topic relevant to nursing/midwifery research
  • Conduct a systematic focussed literature search strategy
  • Critically and systematically review research based literature
  • Evaluate the contribution of research to the development of the discipline of nursing/midwifery
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research process through the production of a focused literature review.

Module Aim

To develop the student’s ability to critically appraise research and its application to nursing/midwifery practice.

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. 

Orientation Thursday 27th  August 2020 from 09.00-17.00 :  Venue BHSC

Class Dates Venue

09.00-14.00: Thurs 3rd Sept 2020

09.00-17.00: Thurs 10th Sept 2020 BHSC
09.00-14.00: Thurs 24th Sept 2020 BHSC

Week 5th October 2020 Assignment Submission On-line


Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Literature Review 3,000 words: 180 marks; E activities: 20 marks).


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

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form below and submit with the relevant documents to: 

Application Form 2020/21 : CPD Module Application Form NU6005 Research Methods (Nursing)

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via email to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie



CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie



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