Reviewing Research for Professional Practice
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11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University (Coventry)


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This module aims to enable students to appropriately examine empirical research evidence and critically review selected literature within the field of health studies or professional practice. 

Course detail

The practice of conducting a review will give students the great opportunity to build upon their knowledge and help to enhance their skills in research and project management. As a result, students will have a potential for personal development and enhancement of knowledge and information resources.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Focus on specific issues of importance to health and professional practice.
  • Use appropriate methods of literature search and justify the approach to it.
  • Evaluate empirical research evidence and make appropriate conclusions in relation to the nature of the evidence.
  • Write a well structured and coherent academic literature review.

How will this course be taught

  • Autumn term : Thursdays 1pm - 4pm
  • Spring term: 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Summer term: 1pm - 4pm

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • Completion of 300CPD Research and Evidence Based Practice.
  • Registered Health Care Professional.


  • Coursework 1: 4000 word focused Literature Review (100% of module mark).