Evidence-Based Practice - Single module
Level 7 (30 credits)

NHS Funding available
Part-time study available
Alternative start dates available

3 good reasons to study Evidence-Based Practice - Single module at Salford


Develop an in-depth knowledge of evidence-based practice and the process involved in its implementation


Use the evidence base to implement change in your organisation


Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development.

This module will cover:

The Nature of Evidence-Based Practice

  • Descriptions/definitions
  • What is evidence?
  • Types of evidence eg. randomised control trials, reviews
  • The value of evidence
  • Purchase and provide issues
  • Reporting epidemiological studies

Frameworks that Influence Evidence-Based Practice

  • Descriptions/definitions
  • National policy/directives, eg. research and development strategy
  • Service with ambitions (Department of Health, 1996), cost effectiveness

Frameworks that Influence Evidence-Based Practice

  • Definition(s)
  • The value of different types of methodologies
  • Standard appraisal questions
  • Appraising evidence, eg. surveys, cohort studies, clinical trials, qualitative studies etc

Evidence in Practice

  • The complexities involved, eg. health economics, politics, social, interpersonal and professional factors

Entry Requirements

  • Registered professional working in health and social care.
  • A graduate or graduate equivalent.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Suitable For

All health and social care professionals.


This module is delivered using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, library literature searching sessions, group work, directed study and presentations.


Written assignment: 5,000 words.



Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will have in-depth knowledge of evidence-based practice, and the processes to implement positive change it the workplace.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

Further Study

We have a wide range of Masters level courses that you may wish to undertake depending on your profession.

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,230 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system: www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

The Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships for 2017-18 entry are currently under review and subject to change. A revised schedule of scholarships and bursaries will be published in Spring 2017.