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Unit description

Introduces students to an evidence-based approach to health practice. Students will explore key research methodologies and designs. They will frame relevant structured questions, search databases and critically appraise different types of evidence to consider how that evidence might inform responses in day-to-day health, social and community care settings.

Unit content

  • Introduction to evidence-based practice, research designs and methods
  • Finding different types of evidence to answer research questions
  • The process of appraising evidence
  • How to implement evidence-based practices

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the main research philosophical perspectives and methodologies including their assumptions and practical applications
2identify the consequences of poor practice in health, social and community care settings
3critically appraise evidence
4provide an evidence based practice framework to resolve a poor practice in health, social, and community services

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the main research philosophical perspectives and methodologies including their assumptions and practical applications
  2. identify the consequences of poor practice in health, social and community care settings
  3. critically appraise evidence
  4. provide an evidence based practice framework to resolve a poor practice in health, social, and community services

Teaching and assessment

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