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Evidence-Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews)

University of Oxford

24 months
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7125 GBP/year
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About

This Evidence-Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews) course at the University of Oxford is designed for health care professionals and researchers seeking to consolidate their understanding and ability in contextualising, carrying out, and applying systematic reviews appropriately in health care settings. www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msc-in-ebhc-systematic-reviews

Overview

About the course

For health professionals seeking an understanding of the importance of systematic reviews in healthcare as well as the practical skills to conduct them.  Training is provided in the fundamental principles of evidence-based healthcare and research design, with more specific training in the conduct of basic and more complex systematic reviews.

The Evidence-Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews) course at the University of Oxford aims to provide a structured training in designing, conducting, and interpreting high-quality systematic reviews in health care. 

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/msc-in-ebhc-systematic-reviews

The course also aims:

  • to introduce the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based health care, including how to formulate a clinical research question, search for evidence, critically appraise evidence for sources of bias, and apply evidence to health care settings
  • to describe in detail different types of research methods and identify the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs.

Programme Structure

Students on the course will:

  • learn how to design a systematic review research protocol
  • gain a more detailed understanding of the process involved in conducting a systematic review
  • develop the skills to conduct, report and update a systematic review
  • gain a familiarity with basic and advanced techniques for the analysis of quantitative systematic review data: meta-analysis, meta-regression, network meta-analysis, diagnostic meta-analysis, individual patient data meta-analysis
  • gain an understanding of and reasons for more complex systematic reviews in health care, such as realist reviews, reviews of clinical study reports, prognostic reviews, and meta-synthesis
  • explore new paradigms in systematic reviews and evidence synthesis
  • gain sufficient training to conduct systematic reviews independently.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications may remain open after this deadline if places are still available.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject.
  • Successful completion of a professional training course or professional work experience in the health service or a health-related field may also be considered.
  • For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.
  • If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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