Evaluating Research and Evidence to Advance Practice 15 Credits Level 11; ECTS points 7.5

1. Overview

To enable students to develop the ability to critically analyse research methods and critically review literature to inform an area of practice.

Practice programme but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.

2. What you will study

  • The integration and relation of research methodologies and designs of available evidence in a selected area of practice.
  • How to formulate research questions and justify different research designs and methods to answer specific questions in their area of practice.
  • How to reflect upon governance issues and ethical considerations in practice.
  • How to appraise processes for data management and analysis relevant to their area.
  • How to evaluate strategies for disseminating and implementing evidence in practice.

3. How you will learn

The module is delivered using a blend of face to face (2 single study days) and online methods (including online chat, virtual classroom and discussion forums). Students will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

4. Entry Requirements

This module is suitable for registered nurses, midwives and allied health care professionals who wish to learn the nature of nursing research and how it relates to complex health care systems in practice.

Normally, applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, interested individuals are encouraged to make contact and discuss their circumstances.

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

UK/EU Students

  • £650 .

International Students

  • £1165 .

For Academic Year 2015/2016

UK/EU Students

  • £650 .

International Students

  • £1165 .

For Academic Year 2014/2015

UK/EU Students

  • £630 .

International Students

  • £1130 .

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

  • £610 .

International Students

  • £1100 .

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

  • £640 for the course

International Students

  • £1100 for the course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • £400 course


Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages


6. How to apply

For an application pack, please contact nursingcpd@rgu.ac.uk

For more information: 

Audrey Stephen
01224 263150

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15 Credits Level 11; ECTS points 7.5

Start Date


Course Length

8 Weeks

Mode of Attendance

Blended Learning

Academic School
School of Nursing and Midwifery
More Information:
Jane Mair Lecturer
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