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AdvDip(CPD) Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice (HE7)

AdvDip(CPD) Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice (HE7)

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Study mode

Part time


14 weeks

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Advanced Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

To progress in health and social care, having the knowledge and skills to make sound, well-informed decisions is crucial. Study our professional development course in Critical Evaluation for Evidence and Practice and you’ll have the opportunity to develop the critical analysis abilities to challenge evidence and inform your decision making.

Course details

In the health and social care arena, high-quality service delivery based on sound evidence and decision making is always a priority. The advanced professional development course in Critical Evaluation for Evidence and Practice offered by the University of Bolton aims to provide you with an in-depth insight into the gathering and assessment of research, encouraging you to develop a critical, constructive and questioning attitude and adopt independent lines of enquiry to inform your decision making and practice.

Designed to help you meet the growing demands of the health and social care sector, this course will introduce you to research theories such as positivism and social constructionism, as well as key concepts within quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and learn more about evidence-based practice, strategy methodologies and critical appraisal tools, as well as studying the principles of ethics and research governance.

Course Highlights:

  • Our dedicated academic team has a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings and in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching.
  • The course is flexible and designed to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, you’ll be encouraged to develop employability skills, values and behaviours, such as the 6Cs, action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, respect and commitment to quality.
  • On successful completion of this course you will be awarded an Advanced Professional Development qualification in Critical Evaluation of Evidence and Practice that is worth 20 credits at Level HE7.
  • This course is part of a professional development framework and the credits gained on completion can be used towards the University of Bolton’s PgDip Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing) or PgDip Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) qualifications.


Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice

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Entry requirements

You must have current professional registration as a health or social care practitioner. You’ll also normally need to provide evidence of post registration experience of professional practice as well as a first degree relevant to your health or social care practice. We may also consider applicants offering recent study at Level HE6.