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.
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.
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.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Applications may remain open after this deadline if places are still available.
DisciplinesPublic Health Health Sciences View 1022 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
- 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.
International7125 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 24 months.
National7125 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7125 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Oxford
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.