Research for Evidence Informed Practice 2 NURSING2016

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course builds on learning from Year 1 regarding making evidence-informed decisions by introducing students to the discipline of research.

The course provides students with an understanding of what research is, what methods and procedures it comprises, and how research can influence practice.


Weekly sessions during Semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

To enter Year 2 of the BN (Hons) programme, students must have achieved a minimum of Grade D for all components of summative assessment including practice learning and achieved all the NMC platforms and proficiencies required for Year 1.

Excluded Courses



Written essay, 100% weighting, (ILOs - 1, 2, 3, 4) - 1500 words

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

Studied at level 2, this course aims to build upon content from Year 1 around making evidence-based decisions by introducing students to the discipline of research, its diverse methods and approaches, and the application of research to practice. Students will start to develop their ability to read and understand published research, as well as understand the ways in which research can influence practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


1. Define and critically discuss the research process in health and social care.

2. Articulate, distinguish, and explain different research approaches and study designs.

3. Apply knowledge to critically discuss and evaluate the methods and procedures associated with given research approaches and study designs.

4. Identify and analyse research evidence to articulate its relevance to practice.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

A minimum of a Grade D in the summative assessment.