This course will give you the opportunity to study the central aspects of Evidence-based Practice and to focus these on your specific area of health or social care practice. The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment and intends to develop a lifelong ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, critically appraised and employed in practice. Such a focus will ensure that you are equipped with the necessary foundations to develop further an evidence-based approach to practice throughout your career. The course enables you to: develop the skills and attitudes necessary to perform detailed Evidence-based Practice and research in your area of interest; develop your understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and appraise research relevant to your health or social care practice; develop a lifelong learning attitude and an inquisitive approach to practice.
Applicants should have a relevant Honours degree (2.2) in a health or social care-related subject. For applicants whose 1st degree is not health or social care related, applicants should have recent experience of working within a health or social care environment. International students will be required to have IELTS level 6.5 or above.
Year 1 core modules include: Delivering quality in healthcare; designing research projects; evidence-based practice; practical statistics. Year 2 core modules: Dissertation; quality improvement in evidence-based healthcare.
A range of assessment methods is used throughout the course. These include formative assessment, review of current practice, research critique, research proposal, statistical analysis, examination, change dossier, essay and a research report.
Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Teesside University||Middlesbrough||TS1 3BA||North East|
School of Health and Social Care