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This course gives you the opportunity to study the central aspects of evidence-based medicine and to focus these on your specific area of clinical practice. The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment and intends to develop a lifelong ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, critically appraised and employed in clinical practice. Such a focus will ensure that you are equipped with the necessary foundations to develop further an evidence-based approach to practice throughout your career. The course aims to: enable you to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to perform detailed evidence-based medicine and research in your area of speciality develop your understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and appraise critically clinically relevant research foster your commitment to lifelong learning and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice. A flexible approach to course delivery has been utilised. You can choose to study either by attending taught sessions or through distance learning. What you study You will study a number of modules which aim to increase your knowledge and skills that are necessary for evidence-based medicine. These will focus upon evidence-based practice, research design and methods, statistics and change management. You will be encouraged to apply these to your own area of speciality. In the final year you will undertake a research project related to your own area of interest. How you learn A range of learning and teaching methods is used throughout the course. You can choose to study either by attending classes or by distance learning. Learning and teaching methods for the attendance mode of study include lectures, seminars, computer lab classes, structured online resource-based learning materials, small group work and tutorials. If you study by distance learning you will be provided with regular online structured learning materials and be encouraged to take part in online discussion with other students and the course team. Supervision and support are provided by the personal tutor, the programme leader, the module leaders, a clinical mentor and dissertation supervisors. You will also be expected to undertake some self study to support your learning.

This course gives you the opportunity to study the central aspects of evidence-based medicine and to focus these on your specific area of clinical practice. The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment and intends to develop a lifelong ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, critically appraised and...

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Entry Requirements

BSc in Medicine and employed in a clinical setting. IELTS 6.5 or above if English not first language.

BSc in Medicine and employed in a clinical setting. IELTS 6.5 or above if English not first language.

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