Development and management of evidence-based activities

Structure Type: Course
Code: KG30KEJO05
Type: Compulsory
Level: Master
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Kyrönlahti, Eija
Teacher Team: Saarikoski, Silja ; Heikkilä, Asta
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
KEJO-2013   1 autumn   1.0   2013-09-01   2013-12-31  
KEJO-2013   1 spring   1.0   2014-01-02   2014-07-31  
KEJO-2015   1 autumn   1.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  
KEJO-2015   1 spring   1.0   2016-01-01   2016-07-31  

Learning Outcomes

Students understand the importance of evidence in development work and know how to apply evidence-based practices. Students analyze their need for information and know how to use library and information services and other sources of information in their field. Students are familiar with the systematic information seeking process and they know how to evaluate and apply the information.

Student's Workload

52 hours (16 classroom, 36 independently)

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


Concepts and processes in evidence-based practice
Evidence-based practice
Types and kinds of information
Evaluating information as part of evidence-based development of practice
Conceptualizing information seeking problems
Sources of information and databases
Reading, using and writing references

Recommended or Required Reading

Borg, P & Korteniemi, P. 2008. Kohti näyttöön perustuvaa ammatillista käytäntöä. Stakesin työpapereita 32. Helsinki: Stakes.

Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö 2009. Johtamisella vaikuttavuutta ja vetovoimaa hoitotyöhön. Toimintaohjelma 2009-2011. Julkaisuja 2009:18. Helsinki: Yliopistopaino.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, independent study

Assessment Criteria

Satisfactory 1-3
Students know how to describe and identify development challenges and phenomena in practice and how to describe the principles of evidence-based development activity. Students are familiar with systematic information seeking and with important national and international sources of information.

Good (3-4)
Students are able to identify and conceptualize development challenges in practice and compare methods of evidence-based development. Students know how to seek information from most databases and how to read them critically.

Excellent (5)
Students analyze various methods of evidence-based development in their filed. They show initiative in bringing up development challenges and phenomena in work life. Students are aware of reliability factors concerning existing information. They are able to critically evaluate national and international research and to form an overall picture of data.

Assessment Methods

based on individual assignments