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Research and Evidenced Based Practice

Key information

Course Leader: Theresa Titchener

Level: 6

Credits: 15

Mode of delivery: blended learning

Learner Hours: Scheduled Hours - 22, Independent Hours - 160

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 28/09/2023
  • 24/01/2024
  • 23/09/2024

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 15 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

To apply for this module students must be on the Specialist Community Nursing Programme.


Course Overview

Induction Days for new starters is 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th September 2023 - attendance is required.


The aims of this module are to develop a critical understanding of the principles of research and the skills required to critically evaluate current research and its application to practice. To examine the role of research in providing an evidence base for practice and the students’ role as user of research and as a researcher.

The module will be concerned with the development of research skills including, accessing and reviewing the literature, awareness of the principles of research and approaches that may be adopted; an understanding of data collection techniques and frameworks for analysis; ethical issues and their implications for research.



The assessment for this module will be:

  • Coursework 100%.
  • Portfolio (Pass/Fail).

For further assessment details please contact the Course Lead.