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This joint programme with the Department of Primary Health Care has teachers and contributors who are internationally recognised leaders in the field of evidence-based practice and teaching. The flexible structure of the course has been devised to fit with the structure of specialist training and to accommodate student choice. To complete the MSc, students will need to: ? Attend the two compulsory modules plus four additional modules from a list of options ? Undertake assessed written assignments for each module ? Complete a dissertation Compulsory Modules ? The Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care, led by Dr Carl Heneghan ? Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods, led by Dr Rafael Perera Students then choose an additional four courses from the modules listed below (though in the first year - 20089 - not all these options may be available) Optional Modules (four must be chosen) ? Evidence-Based Change, led by Dr Amanda Burls ? Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening, led by Professor Paul Glasziou ? Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Making (Evidence in Practice), led by Dr Amanda Burls ? Systematic Reviews, led by Professor Mike Clarke ? Randomized Controlled Trials, led by Professor Mike Clarke ? Further Practical Statistics ? Patient-Based Evidence ? Ethics in Health Care ? Qualitative Research Methods ? Evidence-Based Dentistry ? Statistics for Health Researchers (online) Method of Teaching The class-based modules will include a period of preparatory study, a week of intensive face-to-face lectures and tutorials, followed by a period for assignment work. Attendance at modules is a requirement for study. A virtual learning environment (VLE) will provide between-module support. The taught modules will include group work, discussions, guest lectures, interaction and feedback with tutors and lecturers. Dissertation The dissertation will be on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor and the Programme Director. The dissertation should normally not exceed 30,000 words. By the end of the Master's degree students will be expected to be able to: ? find and appraise quantitative and qualitative research evidence critically and efficiently and understand what the results mean in different contexts and for different healthcare decisions ? integrate and synthesise different sorts of information, from diverse sources, when making both individual patient and health policy decisions in a wide range of situations ? be familiar with key issues for evidence-based practice in their own professional area or specialty ? work comfortably in situations of uncertainty and make sound judgements in the absence of definitive evidence ? work comfortably in unpredictable situations and deal with complex issues systematically and creatively ? have an understanding of ethical frameworks in health care and be able to apply ethical principles to practical issues ? understand health care organisations, their management and the changing context in which they operate ? be pro-active in recognising the need for change and have the ability to manage change ? understand how to work with colleagues to make informed decisions based on evidence and operate effectively in a variety of team roles ? provide leadership for evidence-based practice and research ? manage projects, people, time and change effectively and efficiently ? present and communicate information about research evidence and evidence-based practice clearly in written, electronic and oral forms to a range of audiences ? be able to produce a robust research protocol, for a variety of different types of research question, in a format that can be submitted as an application for research funding ? be able to play a lead role in the conduct and presentation of research ? have an understanding of the ethical issues in health research and research governance ? routinely use the principles of reflective practice ? direct and be committed to their own future lifelong learning To apply for t

This joint programme with the Department of Primary Health Care has teachers and contributors who are internationally recognised leaders in the field of evidence-based practice and teaching. The flexible structure of the course has been devised to fit with the structure of specialist training and to accommodate student choice. To complete the MSc, students will need to: ? Attend the two...

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