EBHC Bulletin

Keeping you up to date with EBHC
In this edition of the EBHC Bulletin: Professor Kamal Mahtani, Course Director of the Evidence-Based Health Care Leadership Programme, reflects on the challenges faced by health care leaders in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic; student and paediatrician Veerle Langenhorst gives an insider's perspective on the first year of the PGCert in Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care; and Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce shares how she made the jump from English undergraduate to leading the Cochrane review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation.

Finally, a reminder that applications for 2021/22 entry for all our Evidence-Based Health Care programmes are still open. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Best wishes from Oxford,
Annette Plüddemann – Course Director for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care

Latest news

Evidence synthesis is evolving, and so are we!

We are continually developing our programme delivery in accordance with evolving health care practice. As a result, the MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews will now be a mixture of core and optional modules and our MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics now includes ‘Complex Reviews’ as an optional module. This will allow for a more flexible and personalised programme to suit your needs.

Is current body temperature measurement practice fit-for-purpose?

Can fevers be detected in this way? Credible or impossible? Professor Richard Stevens Course Director of the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics invites you to join our free, online seminar from Kellogg College, Thursday 4 March 2021, 17:30 – 18:30 GMT to find out.

Click here to register >

Leadership processes in 2020 – what does a good leadership decision look like?

Associate Professor and Co-Director for the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Kamal Mahtani and Tutor Sean Heneghan reflect on the challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic for leaders in health care.

PGCert in TEBHC: surfacing again after a major challenge

Student and paediatrician Veerle Langenhorst likens her first year on the PGCert in Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care (led by Dr David Nunan) to submersion, an opening up of new worlds beneath the surface – ‘the most refreshing dive in my professional career’.

COVID-19 pandemic: Can the cultural and heritage sectors support older people’s well-being through social prescribing?

Departmental Lecturer Dr Stephanie Tierney and Associate Professor Kamal Mahtani, are exploring how to deliver social prescribing activities hosted by the cultural and heritage sectors to support people’s health and wellbeing – including developing self-confidence and living more healthily.

From English literature to the science of e-cigarettes

Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce Deputy Director of the Evidence-Based Healthcare DPhil Programme shares her professional experience having been an English undergraduate and now leading the Cochrane Living Systematic Review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation funded by Cancer Research UK.


Stay up-to-date with our research!

Visit our Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine website – which aims to make evidence-based research, resources and programmes more accessible to our students, researchers, clinicians and teachers.

Find out what projects our tutors, researchers and students are working on. Learn more >

Upcoming courses

Applications are still open for all postgraduate courses starting Autumn 2021: We also offer a selection of short courses for 2021/22, including: Any of our programme modules can be taken as ‘stand-alone’ short courses. View all upcoming short courses here >

EBHC Podcast series

Catch up on the latest podcasts:

Exploring the fundamentals of leadership with Professor Carl Heneghan

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We offer a wide range of resources to support students with their practice and dissemination of Evidence-Based Medicine. These include the Catalogue of Bias and support material for systematic reviews and levels of evidence – all of which can be found on our Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine website.

Read about our trusted evidence and EBM experts in the media here.

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