Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Health Care and Nursing
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Winter Semester 2022

Course unit title Evidence Based Nursing
Course unit code 081611031204
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 1
Name of lecturer(s) Lena ANTONI, Alison THEMESSL-HUBER

Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • Principles of healthcare and nursing
  • Introduction to nursing science and research
  • Introduction to scientific work
  • Nursing internship 1 and 2

Course content
  • Principles and models of EBN
  • Reception of the discussion on  EBN

  • Searching, processing and evaluating nursing science literature
  • Understanding and processing foreign specialist literature, particularly in English
  • Research application models
  • Critical evaluation of research work
  • Involvement in research projects

Learning outcomes


  • will be able to research, understand and process knowledge both nationally and internationally, in particular on evidence-based reflection, evaluation and argumentation in healthcare and nursing
  • will be able to help with research work
  • will be able to use the research results in a manner that conveys understanding and
  • get involved in academic discourse
  • will be able to understand and critically evaluate research work on issues relevant to nursing
  • will have a research-based decision-making, action and argumentation framework in healthcare and nursing
  • will be able to reflect on their role in the research application process
  • will be involved in the implementation of best practice examples

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • Lecture
  • Exemplary learning

Assessment methods and criteria

Written paper



Recommended or required reading
  • Melnyk, BM; Fineout-Overholt, B (2019) Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice. 4th edition.
  • Aveyard, H. (2019) Doing a literature review in health and social care: a practical guide. 4th edition.
  • Polit, DF; Beck CT (2017) Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. 10th edition.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course