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HOIT8959 Facilitation of evidence-based practice 3 op
Organised by
Nursing Science
Person in charge
Professor Maritta Välimäki

Learning outcomes

Students are able to use their knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based practice in mental health area.

1. Students are aware of the different implementing strategies and outcome measures of evidence-based practice in mental health area
2. Students are able to identify and analyse clinical situations and the steps needed toward evidence-based practice.
3. Students are able to use evidence-based decision-making to promote evidence utilization in mental health area.
4. Students understand and are able to facilitate a positive culture of inquiry for evidence-based practice.


Evidence-based decision-making process
Different implementation strategies
Identifying and analyzing needs for change in clinical practice
Outcome measures assessing change in clinical practice
Evidence utilization in mental health area
Facilitating and evaluating changes in clinical practice
Creating positive culture for evidence-based practice

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 14 h 0 h
Seminar 10 h 0 h

Lecturing and small groups 14 h
Seminar 10 h
Field trips 12 h
Independent work and evaluation 38 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Preliminary reading (in Moodle)
Active participation in lectures, group works, and field trips
Oral presentations with PPT (Individual assignment)



Recommended year of study

Spring 2016

Study materials

International scientific articles, to be announced in the beginning of the course (about 120 pages)

Further information

The course is offered in English only as well as course material.

Belongs to following study modules

Hoitotieteen laitos
Elective studies (Hoitotiede)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Hoitotieteen laitos