Aims and Learning Outcomes

  • To develop students’ understanding of the principles of evidence-based practice
  • To develop students’ ability to produce portfolio evidence to underpin clinical practice

Learning outcomes

A) Knowledge and understanding:

  • Discuss the nature of evidence-based nursing
  • Identify legal and ethical aspects of nursing
  • Interpret the code of professional conduct
  • Describe the research process
  • Explain frameworks/models for reflection

B) Intellectual skills:

  • Identify the relative strengths and limitations of types of evidence
  • Access information from data bases, internet and library sources.
  • Reference, summarise, appraise and review literature and research
  • Integrate literature/research/theory into reflective writing
  • Identify how evidence can be used in the decision making process

C) Professional/practical skills:

Maintain a portfolio of evidence to:

  • Demonstrate development and achievement of clinical competence
  • Identify and plan for personal learning need