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Accessing and Reviewing the Evidence: A Patient-centred Approach

Welcome to Short Course 3. Healthcare needs can be challenging. Explore evidence in the context of enhancing patient well-being.

Accessing and Reviewing the Evidence: A Patient-centred Approach
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

EBNP considers diverse health needs. Learn to research and review the evidence.

In an era of information technology, patients are more aware of, and are informed about diagnostics, available treatment and, more importantly, of the latest trends in healthcare provision, innovation, and improvements. Engagement with EBNP can help nurses identify and discover not only innovations in healthcare, but their effectiveness in improving healthcare quality, delivery, management and patient outcomes.

What topics will you cover?

  • Formulate questions about EBNP: What is the evidence? What is the purpose of the evidence and what is good evidence?
  • Strategies for accessing and finding the evidence
  • Begin reviewing specific evidence for enhancing patient care
  • Develop a greater appreciation of the influence of information technology on patients/service users and their healthcare needs
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of evidence and EBNP from the patients/service user perspective

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Collect and access research evidence
  • Evaluate, critically read and review the evidence, its purpose and its impact/influence in patient care

Who is the course for?

This course is for MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Senior Lecturer for 19 years. Interests include evidence based practice, healthcare leadership, contemporary issues, acute adult nursing.
Clinical background in acute medicine and cardiology nursing

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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