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Evidence for Practice Development - Level 7 - AC0788

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About this course


This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

You will explore differing philosophies that underpin evidence that assesses quality of evidence in the context of care provision. You will learn to debate the philosophical, theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the nature and variety of evidence used in practice. As an Advanced Practitioner you will be expected to progress and develop practice through the acquisition of advanced skills in synthesis, knowledge and theory. You will also gain skills through appraisal of practice examples, reflecting on the politics of practice, review and inquiry, and by exhibiting skills in presentation, negotiation and networking, essential in practice development.

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Teaching and Assessment

The formative assessment for this module requires you to complete a number of exercises during lectures and workshops that will demonstrate the ability to review and critically evaluate differing types of evidence, including policy and research. You will examine the application of theory to you own practice through discussion and presentation to your module peers in a variety of formats. You will be encouraged to seek formative feedback from module tutors and your peers before the summative assessment date, affording you the opportunity to improve and develop your evidence of learning through deeper understanding, reflection and appreciating constructive criticism. You will then be expected to provide a 3000-word critical review of your formative assessment.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the MSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

Course info

Award Type 20 credits, Level 7

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Reflective Practice, Seminars and Directed Study

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Part-Time, One day a week

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start September 2018

A registered Health Practioner.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

Must be a registered Health Practioner.

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