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- UCAS institution code
BNurs Adult Nursing
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Evidence Based Nursing Practice
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The unit will develop students understanding of the importance of evidence as an underpinning determinant of best nursing practice. It will consider types of evidence and where evidence can be found, using a variety of pedagogic approaches, including Face to Face lectures, small group tutorials, a practical skills based workshop and access to a range of online resources.
- enable students to recognise how evidence can be used to support and enhance best practice in nursing care through developing students’ understanding of the principles of evidence based practice, enhancing students’ knowledge of how to systematically find evidence and supporting students’ ability to recognise, review and appraise a variety of evidence sources
The learning outcomes are mapped to the NMC (2018) platforms.
Teaching and learning methods
- Face to face whole group lectures
- Online lectures (Podcasts)
- Online tasks
- Online resources
- Small group tutorial
- Practical skills based workshop
Knowledge and understanding
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence base practice and its value in enhancing nursing care (1.7, 1.15, 4.5, 4.7)
- Develop knowledge of how to locate different evidence sources (1.7, 1.15, 4.5, 4.7)
- Develop understanding of how to review and appraise varied evidence sources (1.7, 1.15, 4.5, 4.7)
- Recognise and appraise different sources of evidence and their relative values for nursing practice (1.7, 1.15, 4.5, 4.7)
- Develop skills in carrying out systematic evidence searches (1.7, 1.15, 4.5, 4.7)
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Develop skills in evidence based literature retrieval (1.7, 1.15, 4.5, 4.7)
- Support understanding of how evidence underpins and enhances nursing care (1.7, 1.15, 4.5, 4.7).
Students will normally have the opportunity to receive feedback on formative work submitted prior to the summative assessment. Other feedback opportunities will also be available in class and online discussion boards. Online feedback is provided in Grademark. Provisional feedback based on internal marking will be made available prior to the Exam Board on the basis that these marks are yet to be ratified at the Exam Board and therefore may be subject to change. A standard feedback mechanism in Grademark is utilised across all undergraduate programmes within the School which provides detailed and constructive feedback on each component and aspect of assessment and identifies areas of strength and those aspects which could be enhanced.
Student feedback is obtained in class discussions, via formal University unit evaluation forms and also qualitative, in house evaluations at the end of the unit.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Practical classes & workshops||2|
|Independent study hours|
|Carolyn Mackintosh-Franklin||Unit coordinator|