Evidence Informed Practice

This module explores the interrelationship between the perspectives and experiences of people with disabilities; theory; research findings and current practice.

The overall aim is to critically appraise how drawing on these different knowledge bases can strengthen the ability of practitioners to make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities and their families. The module achieves this by critically examining what it means to be a scientific practitioner. To that end, it reviews best practices and draws on a range of tools to support practitioners to implement positive changes to their practice, and to become agents of change

This module will give you 20 credits at Postgraduate Masters Level/Level 7.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of key debates related to evidence informed practice in disability studies and identify gaps and limitations which can be addressed by future research
  • develop your understanding of what it means to be a scholarly practitioner and draw on a range of tools that can support scholarly practice
  • apply this learning to your own practice by demonstrating critical awareness of how you can combine the perspectives of people with disabilities, theory, research, reflections on your own practice and data to improve your own practice


You will be assessed through a range of work, enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the theory and practical application of the module material.

You will have one specific formative assessment (where you receive informal feedback, but it does not count towards your module grade) and two components of summative assessment (which are each graded).