This module focuses on facilitating an understanding of evidence in its widest sense; evidence and using a variety of sources leading to research design, analysis and synthesis. This module will focus on: the development of literature searching, synthesising literature within a critical review and identification of a specific topic for professional enquiry. The development of students’ understanding of research will be facilitated through the use of practical experience in collecting and handling a variety of data. The implications of the nature and overall quality of professional research literature as potential ‘evidence’ to inform practice will be considered.