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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice

Key facts

TypesProfessional Development
Short Courses
AddressRewley House
1 Wellington Square
OX1 2JA. Map
DatesMon 10 to Fri 14 Nov 2014
Subject area(s)Health
CATS points20
FeesFrom £1640.00
Application statusApplications being accepted
Course codeO14C206B9Y
Course contactIf you have any questions about this course, please email cpdhealth@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1865 286941.


Cyclist - TEBP Learning to teach with your peers in small groups

This module is designed for all health care professionals, who have knowledge of critical appraisal and experience in practicing evidence-based health care, and who want to explore issues around teaching. Students will learn in small groups and be facilitated to practice and develop their skills in teaching evidence-based practice. Participants will also learn educational strategies to develop a curriculum and design evaluation.

Enrol now for "Attendance Only" participation in this course. This includes access to five full days of teaching by world renowned experts in evidence-based health care at the University of Oxford. To participate fully in this course all attendees are expected to hold a first degree in a health related subject and at least two years professional work experience in health care. To support the learning experience all "Attendance Only" students will have access to a dedicated online virtual learning environment before and during the course including access to pre-course reading materials. Applicants registering as "Attendance Only" are not eligible to undertake the academic assignment offered to students on award-bearing programmes of study. A Certificate of Completion is issued at the end of the course. Fee payable: £1640.

Applicants who wish to register for academic credit and complete the assignment are required to submit a separate Accredited Short Course Form together with a full CV and a professional reference. Fee payable: £1970. Please contact cpdhealth@conted.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions at all.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 24th October 2014. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.


By the end of this module students will:
  • Formulate clear answerable questions and teach on this subject
  • Understand search strategies and be familiar with different resources
  • Critically appraise a range of study types
  • Teach an aspect of critical appraisal effectively and with confidence
  • Understand the elements of systematic reviews
  • Understand the implications of qualitative research methods and its impact in terms of applying the evidence
  • Understand the range of study designs and appraisals techniques required to teach evidence-based health care
  • Teach an aspect of biostatistics in health care
  • Understand the components of an effective curriculum for evidence-based practice

Teaching will be addressed through the exploration of different educational models for teaching evidence-based practice and identification and discussion of issues of pedagogy, curriculum design development and maintenance. The aim will be to promote the teaching of evidence-based health care at your home institution

Personal Development will be addressed by offering guidance and help in extending and advancing participants’ existing critical appraisal and teaching skills.

The TEBP sessions advocate small group learning

Core Reading

  • Sackett, D.L. et al. (2000). Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Heneghan, C. and Badenoch, D. (2006) Evidence-Based Medicine Toolkit, 2nd Ed. WileyBlackwell.
  • Goldacre, B. (2009) Bad Science. HarperPerennial.



Prof Carl Heneghan

Role: Module Coordinator

Carl Heneghan is the Director of all award bearing courses within the Postgraduate Programme in...more

Assessment methods

Assessment will be based on submission of a written assignment which should not exceed 4,000 words.


Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford.


Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.

Fee options

Programme Fee
Students enrolled on MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care: £1640.00
Students enrolled on Postgraduate Dip in Health Research: £1640.00
Short course in health sciences: £1970.00
Attendance only: £1640.00

Apply for this course

Admissions Criteria:
To apply for the course you should:

  • be a graduate or have successfully completed a professional training course
  • have at least two years' professional work experience in the health service or a health-related field
  • identify a work based problem for which you will be seeking evidence
  • be able to combine intensive classroom learning with the application of the principles and practices of evidence-based health care within the work place
  • have a good working knowledge of email, internet, word processing and Windows applications (for communications with course members, course team and administration)
  • show evidence of the ability to commit time to study and an employer's commitment to make time available to study, complete course work and attend course and university events and modules.

You can apply for this course in the following ways:

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