Postgraduate taught 

Advanced Nursing Science MSc

Informing Practice through the Evidence Base NURSING5062

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course will also explore the application of the evidence base to the development of clinical guidelines and protocols, their application to practice and the role of critical thinking and decision making.

Timetable

3 full days with on line activity or 6 half day sessions of three hours supported by the use of the virtual learning environment (moodle).

Requirements of Entry

None.

Excluded Courses

Not applicable

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Assessment

Assessment

2,500 word assignment examining a current clinical issue.

Course Aims

This course aims to enable students to link research to the development of evidence based practice and the role of robust evidence in informing clinical practice.

 

The use and evolution of guidelines and protocols and the varieties of levels of evidence available will be explored.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Critically discuss the concept of evidence based practice and levels of evidence

■ Synthesise and critically evaluate current research evidence

■ Critically review the development of clinical guidelines and protocols and mechanisms for evaluating their impact on practice in the improvement of patient care

■ Critically discuss approaches to dissemination and implementation of evidence

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.