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Evidence Based Practice
Course Code: INT19
Entry Requirements:

If you have not undertaken formal study for sometime and are concerned regarding your academic study and writing skills, you are strongly advised to undertake the access module prior to attempting any stand alone module.

Applicants for Stand Alone Modules must be:

A. Be a registered nurse on the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


B. Be registered on the appropriate professional register.


C. Be currently employed in health care either in: clinical practice/management/research/education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific related area. This is specified in module descriptions.


A primary degree (min. 2.2) (health sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.

D. Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS Exam ( information on IELTS tests) is required. 

  • Credits from stand alone modules can be accrued towards the award of Post graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies or Healthcare Quality Studies).
  • Many of our stand-alone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home.
  • It is strongly recommended that you complete the Research Methods (Level 8) module before attempting the Evidence Based Practice Module (Understanding Research Methodologies and Process (Level 8) available as a stand-alone module through the Centre for Lifelong Learning).


Wednesday, 10th January 2018 (Induction Day)

Thursday, 25th January

Thursday, 8th February

Thursday, 22nd February

Thursday, 8th March

Friday, 23rd March

This is a core module on the Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing/Professional Studies and Healthcare Quality Studies).

Fees (euro):


Application Process:

To receive an Application Form, please contact Postgraduate Administrator below.

Margaret Hession

Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

St Angela's College

Lough Gill


T: 071-9135612


 Alternatively, you may download an Application Form.


Next Intake:

January 2018

Closing Date: 2017-12-01

Programme Overview

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the principles & components of EBP; Clinical Decision Making; Formulating a Clinical Question; Searching Skills; Study Design/Methodologies; Systematic Reviews/Meta Analysis; Critical Appraisal; Tools of EBP; Clinical Guidelines and Integrated care Pathways so that they are in a position to implement the best available evidence into their daily practice.

Course work & participation in on-line discussions. Examples of coursework include essays; literature reviews; development of posters; portfolios; group presentations

Downloads & Other Information

Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus

Application Form
Application Form For Second And Subsequent Modules
Application Process

Download Application form or Contact

Margaret Hession
Department of Nursing & Health Studies,
St Angela’s College,
Lough Gill,
Co Sligo.
T: 071 91 95 540

Contact Details

Ursula Gilrane
T: 071 91 35 621

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