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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice

Key facts

TypesOxford Qualification - Part-time
Professional Development
AddressSt Hugh`s College
DatesMon 12 to Fri 16 Sep 2016
Subject area(s)Health
FeesFrom £1690.00
Application statusSee course details
Course codeO16C206B9Y
Course contactIf you have any questions about this course, please email cpdhealth@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 1865 286941.


Window - TEBP

Please note this course is only available to students enrolled on either the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care or the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research

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.

Please contact cpdhealth@conted.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions at all.



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
  • Teach an aspect of critical appraisal effectively and with confidence
  • 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.


Most of the Workshop will be conducted in small groups in which participants will develop and test their own EBM packages. Plenary sessions will present and discuss general issues in planning, executing, and evaluating EBM, and will demonstrate large-group strategies for teaching EBM. Searching and study time will be provided each day, and informal social events will encourage free discussion and the establishment of ongoing links.

Materials and Preparation

Participants will receive EBM packages in diagnosis, prognosis, therapy/prevention, quality of care, systematic reviews, and economic analysis appropriate to their fields of health care, plus background readings, a core EBM textbook and software tools to help practice and teach EBM. You will benefit most from the Workshop if you bring your own EBM packages for testing in simulated teaching situations.

Recommended 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.


Entry requirements

Admissions Criteria:
To apply for the course you should:



  • be an enrolled student on either the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care or the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research





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.

IT requirements

Please ensure that you have access to a computer that meets the specifications detailed on our technical support page.


Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms have been rated as 4-Star Campus accommodation under the Quality In Tourism scheme, and come with tea- and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and Freeview 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.


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: £1690.00
Students enrolled on Postgraduate Dip in Health Research: £1690.00

Programmes including this module

This module can be studied as part of these programmes:

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