Evidence based practice in interprofessional perspective in healthcare


Health Care Sciences

Holder of subject:

Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
Dr Walter Sermeus, Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
  • Dr Walter Sermeus, Professor
Collaborating professors: Selected mentors of PhD thesis.

Contact hours - lectures:


Contact hours - seminar:


Contact hours - exercises:


Individual student work:




Level of study:

Third cycle study program Health Care Sciences





Subject specific competences:


The student:

    • The course aims to encourage students to reflect on the basis for their own professional practice and rethinking which basic knowledge supports acting practice.
    • It is intended that students will develop a questioning attitude and will explore the rational for the way care is provided in their particular field of practice and will understand connection between basic and applicative research. 
    • Student will understand a meaning of evidence based practice for development of health care system and for development different professions in healthcare. 
    • Evidence based practice is a complex concept and students will have the opportunity to consider the ethical, political, managerial and methodological issues that surround it. 
    • Student will be encouraged to develop their understanding of how evidence is generated, retrieved, appraised and more importantly applied in practice.

Mandatory and recommended references:






Mandatory references:

    • Melnyk,B.M. & Fineout-Overholt,E., 2011. Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. Philadelphia [etc.]: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 
    • Stevens, A., et al., 2001. The advanced handbook of methods in evidence based healthcare. SAGE Publications Ltd.
    • Wan, T.T.H., 2001.  Evidence-based health care management: multivariate modeling approaches. Boston; Dordrecht; London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 
    • Poe, S. & White, K.M., eds., 2010. John Hopkins nursing evidence-based practice  implementation and translation. Nursing evidence-based practice. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. 
    • Dearholt, J. & Dearholt, S.L., eds., 2012. Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based Practice Model and Guidelines. 2nd ed. B.k.: B.z.
    • Aktualni članki in gradiva po navodilu VSU / Actual articles and other materials.

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Student needs to finish with obligation at subject “Scientific research work and methodos: Quantitative, qualitative and mix methods” (attendance at lectures/seminars, colloquium, work tasks). 

Assessment methods:

  • written examination - 50%
  • systematic literature review - 50 %

Teaching methods:

Seminar, group working, presentation in front of group, argumentation of research idea and research plan.