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|Dates||Mon 13 to Fri 17 Oct 2014|
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The Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care (Surgery) course introduces the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based health care. It provides students with an understanding of the background to the evidence-based approach and covers the basics of scientific methodology and study design as applied to clinical research. It allows students to confidently interpret the scientific literature relevant to their own practice, and equips them to be able to design appropriate evaluation methods for research and audit projects they may become involved in.
The course is a one-week module from the Surgical Science and Practice programme. It can be taken as a stand-alone short course or as part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice. It is also possible to apply for a version of the course that does not contain a surgical emphasis.Please send me an email about future The Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care (Surgery) courses.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
Offered by Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre, the course is led by Mr Peter McCulloch, Reader of Surgery in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences; Dr Carl Heneghan, who is the Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine; and Dr Annette Plüddemann, Director of the Oxford Diagnostic Horizon Scanning Programme. It features face-to-face lectures and small group tutorials.
Teaching is delivered in conjunction with Oxford's Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the UK's top-ranked department in this field (Research Assessment Exercise 2008), and the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.
Small group tutorials provide greater insight from a specifically surgical perspective. Study before and after the course is supported by a rich virtual learning environment.
This course can be taken:
A non-surgical version of the course is also available. For more information or to apply, please see the following course page: The Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care.
This course will be held at the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Oxford.
Role: Director & Tutor
Role: Director & Tutor
Role: Module Coordinator
Annette Pluddeman is the Director of the Oxford Diagnostic Horizon Scanning Programme.
Short course participants who do not wish to undertake the assessed work required for academic credit but who do satisfy the course attendance requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Those successfully completing the couse for credit can apply to receive a CATS point transcript.
Assessment will be based on submission of a set written assignment, not exceeding 4,000 words.
Those wishing to may apply to take the course with accreditation. The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education offers Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points for the course. Participants attending at least 75% of the taught course and successfully completing assessed assignments are eligible to earn credit equivalent to 20 CATS-equivalent points which may be counted towards a postgraduate qualification.
This course uses the Department’s online assignment submission system and online courseware. In order to participate in the course, and to prepare and submit your course assignments you will need access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification. Students of this course may use the student computing facilities provided in Departmental buildings.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 4-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
The course fee includes:
Before making your application for this short course, please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions which can be found towards the bottom of this page.
Please see the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice page for more information regarding module fees when taking this course as a part of the MSc Programme.
Details of funding opportunities including grants, bursaries and scholarships are available here.
This course is part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice. If you would like to apply for the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice please visit the programme page.
To apply for a module as a short course please use the documents below.
Applications deadline: 26 September 2014
Places on the course are limited, so early application is strongly recommended. Your application will require a copy of your CV, and if you wish to take the course for credit, a reference. Once we have received your completed application it will be considered by the admissions panel.
You can apply for this course in the following ways: