NMHS33690 Evidence Based Practice HCare

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will build on students’ knowledge of research and evidence development; and incorporation into practice by offering a more in-depth and robust approach to evidence-based practice and evidence literacy.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Construct a robust clinical research question
2. Carry out a preliminary literature search using UCD library resources
3. Critically appraise a piece of primary research, considering its applicability to their practice as a nurse or midwife.
4. Evaluate the role of evidence-based practice to the professions of Nursing and Midwifery

Indicative Module Content:

A blended approach to content delivery and student-led learning activities will be adopted across four scaffolded learning unite
Thinking about evidence
Searching and Finding
Critically Appraising Research
Application of Evidence in Practice

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
A blended approach to teaching and learning will be applied including face to face lectures; asynchronous online presentations; quizes; workshops and student-led activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Construct a clinical research question in an area aligned to Nursing/Midwifery using a PICO/PECO/PST framework Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Assignment: Provide a critical commentary (either written or poster with accompanying audio) on one chosen primary research paper (either qualitative or quantitative) from their research matrix Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Develop a Matrix of 10 primary research papers related to the clinical research questions developed Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will receive group feedback on the submissions of clinical research questions and research matrix (continuous assessment) Students will receive individual feedback on the submission of their end of trimester assignment

Name Role
Dr Deirdre O'Donnell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 Wed 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 11 Wed 09:00 - 10:50