Teesside University

Teesside University

Evidence-Based Practice

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. There is a flexible approach to course delivery. >Home students can chose to study either by attending taught sessions at the University or through distance or blended delivery methods. >International students can chose to study either by attending taught sessions at the University or through distance learning only. A range of learning and teaching methods is used throughout the course. You can choose to study either by attending classes or by distance learning. Learning and teaching methods for the attendance mode of study include lectures, seminars, computer lab classes, structured online resource-based learning materials, small group work and tutorials. If you study by distance learning you will be provided with regular online structured learning materials and be encouraged to take part in online discussion with other students and the programme team. Supervision and support are provided by the personal tutor, the programme leader, the module leaders and dissertation supervisors. You will also be expected to undertake some self study to support your learning.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a relevant honours degree (2.2) in a health or social care-related subject. For applicants whose first 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.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods

These include formative assessment, review of current practice, research critique, research proposal, statistical analysis, examination, change dossier, essay and a research report.

Sponsorship information

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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176