Promoting Evidence Based Practice

Course codes SNM2127/SNM3182
20 credits at level 5 and 6

Who is it for?

The unit is suitable for all health care professionals working within any care environment.

Overview of content:

This practice-focused unit offers an introduction to evidence-based practice. It introduces practitioners to the practical aspects of ensuring that practice is evidence-based. It helps students to recognise where evidence is needed, identify sources of evidence, to evaluate the quality of the evidence, and apply it to practice.

What is it about?

The unit is designed to introduce healthcare professionals to the concept of evidence-based practice, within the context of clinical effectiveness and the overall quality agenda in contemporary healthcare delivery.

How does it enhance practice?

The unit aims to facilitate development of the skills which underpin evidence-based practice. It develops students’ skills and confidence in relation to identifying and gathering documented evidence, commenting on its value and presenting findings to others.

Mode of Assessment:

Students undertake a written assignment which explores the evidence base of one aspect of their own area of practice.

Links to Professional/Academic Award:

BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Ongoing and Supportive Care)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Sexual Health)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Primary Care and Public Health)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Neonatal Intensive Care)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Acute, High Dependency and Critical Care)
Diploma in Clinical Practice

Course Structure:

1 x study day per week for 10 weeks

Start Date: tbc

Application and Funding

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by visiting our how to apply page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

The Division of Nursing and Midwifery (Health Sciences School) is based at Barber House, Glossop Road, Sheffield; opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital however teaching may take place across the University site. 

Module Lead/Contact Name:

Parveen Ali

Tel: +44 114 222 2046