Module NURS 2001: Analysing Evidence for Healthcare.
This module aims to give you the academic skills to access, review and understand the evidence and research which underpins healthcare. It also introduces formal critiquing. You will undertake a literature search and identify two pieces of evidence to critique. The critique is used to make judgements about the quality and applicability of the sources. The skills you acquire in this module will be further developed in the level-6 dissertation module.
Therefore, the content of the module is based around:
- Identification of the main sources of evidence used in healthcare
- Incorporating systematic qualities into the search for evidence
- An introduction to formal critiquing of evidence and development of the ability to make judgements on the quality of research
- Application of evidence based findings to nursing practice
By the end of this module you will be able to:
- Identify and appreciate the main sources of evidence relevant to healthcare, including qualitative, quantitative research and systematic reviews.
- Utilise critiquing frameworks to assess the quality of healthcare evidence.
- Apply principles of systematic enquiry to gather evidence.
- Identify an area of practice and demonstrate literature searching skills to seek research evidence relating to this topic.
- Make judgements about the quality and applicability of evidence to identify ways to develop practice