Evidence-based health care


Postgraduate part-time courses and training in evidence-based health care

In partnership with

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences  

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine


Our mission is to develop students to influence and improve health care practice through our world-class programme in evidence-based health care.  The Programme is delivered in conjunction with Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the UK's top-ranked department in this field (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and is supported by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.

Led by internationally recognised experts and leaders in evidence-based practice and education, the Programme has received worldwide recognition for the quality of its teaching and graduates.

  • Part-time postgraduate courses devised to be undertaken by those in full-time employment
  • Flexible modular framework offering choice and opportunities for specialisation
  • Choice of modules, blended and online teaching
  • Intensive residential weeks in Oxford with interactive, problem-based learning
  • Home study supported by a rich and regularly updated virtual learning environment
  • Web access to course and library resources and to online discussions

For healthcare professionals and people working with healthcare research, for example:

  • doctors
  • specialist registrars and trainees
  • clinical researchers
  • nurses
  • healthcare managers and policy makers
  • health information specialists
  • knowledge managers
  • medical journalists
  • professionals in the pharmaceutical and health-related industries


"Evidence-based healthcare has taken root as one of the central pillars of  modern medicine.  Arguably, the delivery of healthcare based on evidence has never been more important as we grapple with unexplained variations in practice and spiralling healthcare costs."

Professor Carl Heneghan, Director - Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

Our courses include:

Modules and short courses for training

  • Any programme module can also be taken separately for professional development
  • Modules are available as one-week training courses
  • It may be possible to later count these towards a qualification - we are happy to advise.

Upcoming courses

Introduction to Study Design & Research Methods

  • Professional development
  • Mon 07 Nov 2016 to 11 Nov 2016

Randomized Controlled Trials

  • Professional development
  • Mon 21 Nov 2016 to 25 Nov 2016

Introduction to Study Design & Research Methods

  • Professional development
  • Mon 09 Jan 2017 to 13 Jan 2017

Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research

  • Professional development
  • Mon 16 Jan 2017 to 24 Mar 2017

Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening

  • Professional development
  • Mon 23 Jan 2017 to 27 Jan 2017