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Evidence Based Health Care MSc

University of Oxford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the course

The MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care is designed to help health professionals base clinical and health management decisions on valid, reliable and relevant evidence.

The MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care will position you to integrate the best available research evidence with your clinical expertise and patient values to make better informed decisions in your field of health care. It can be taken part-time alongside work commitments, generally over two to four years.

This is a joint programme between the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education. The programme works in collaboration with the renowned Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford.

This programme 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.

The aims of the course are for you 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
  • work comfortably in situations of uncertainty and make sound judgements in the absence of definitive evidence
  • understand how to work with colleagues to make informed decisions based on evidence and operate effectively in a variety of team roles
  • understand, apply and evaluate the process of translating knowledge into action within a healthcare system
  • 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 according to Good Clinical Practice.

Assessment

Assessment for each module will be based on a written assignment of not more than 4,000 words. The dissertation will be on a topic chosen in consultation with your supervisor and the course director and should not normally exceed 15,000 words.

Graduate destinations

Most part-time students commencing this programme are already in full-time employment. The MSc offers health care professionals opportunities to enhance their working lives by.

  • updating and improving their clinical practice
  • facilitating effective and timely decision making in health care
  • developing and applying research critically to improve health for individuals, populations and healthcare systems
  • disseminating and translating knowledge for patient and public benefit
  • opening up new career opportunities.

Past students have also gone on to study for the part-time DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care and all graduates are invited to be part of an international alumni network where success is shared and new initiatives are supported.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    214 88%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97 97%

    33rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%

    3rd

    1

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