EBHC Bulletin

Keeping you up to date with EBHC

We have successfully kicked off the new academic year and in this edition of the EBHC Bulletin, we introduce you to our brand-new MSc and short courses for 2023. We also hear from some of our EBHC DPhil students who have previously completed the MSc in EBHC.

If you are considering applying to any of our 2023 programmes, apply by our first deadline, Friday 20 January 2023, to be considered for a full Oxford Scholarship and to increase the likelihood of securing your preferred college. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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

Transitioning from MSc to DPhil:
Student experiences

Have you completed one of our MScs and are now contemplating applying to the DPhil in EBHC? Some of our students have done just that and have shared their experiences with us. 

This is a great opportunity for students to use research skills gained on the MSc as the foundation for building a research question in their DPhil projects.

> Read Omotayo Adebanji's story

> Read Angille Heintzman's story

Ali Mulhem: Generating a research question for a systematic review

Many students find formulating their research questions challenging. EBHC DPhil student, Ali Mulhem, shares his experience of finding a research question for a dissertation, having previously completed the MSc in EBHC.

Read Ali's story

Latest news and views

Developing research skills and a questioning mindset

MSc in EBHC alumnus, Drew Dagens, reflects on his experience, having recently published his dissertation in the journal, 'Clinical Microbiology and Infection'. 

> Read Drew's blog

Is it time for OCEBM Levels of Evidence v.3?

EBHC DPhil student, Ranin Soliman, reveals why she believes it's time to revise v.2 to address health economic evaluation and avoid overestimating predicted outcomes.

> Read Ranin's blog

Economics of Health Care: Introducing the new short course for 2023

Course Tutor and Senior Researcher, Dr Padraig Dixon, shares some of the key topics taught on the course, relating to real-world health challenges, opportunities and decisions.

> Read Dr Dixon's blog

Research; it's all about your question. What do you want to know?

EBHC DPhil student, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul explains how qualitative research methods can be used to better understand how success is defined and the experience of those living with obesity. 

> Read Nicole's story

New! MSc in EBHC Teaching and Education

We are excited to announce our new MSc for 2023

Taught by experts in medical education and research, this course trains and develops health professionals to become research-informed educators of Evidence-Based Health Care.

> Find out more about this course

Part-time postgraduate programmes

Applications are open for all programmes starting in 2023. Apply by midday, Friday 20 January 2023 to be considered for most available Oxford scholarships.

New short courses for 2023

Economics of Health Care

13-17 March 2023
Explore the financing of healthcare, economic evaluation of healthcare technologies, and healthcare policies to improve healthcare.

> View course

Health Behaviour Change

27-31 March 2023
Learn to develop, implement and evaluate health behaviour interventions to inform policy and practice.

> View course

Fundamentals of Evidence-based Health Care Leadership

20-24 March 2023
Do you have what it takes to be a successful leader? Explore, assess and reflect on the skills needed to excel as a leader, and learn to use those skills in your chosen setting.

> View course

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Systematic Reviews

3-7 July 2023
Learn the methods and rationale for using qualitative synthesis and mixed methods systematic reviews to support evidence-informed policy and practice. 

> View course

Short courses in health sciences

All programme modules are available to take as stand-alone short training courses, many of which now offer both a face-to-face and online version. View all upcoming short courses here. 

CEBM and EBHC course videos

The History of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and the EBHC Postgraduate Programme

Find out how the Centre began and how it's evolved over the years, in terms of its commitment and global impact on healthcare research, policy and practice. Watch video

Introducing the MSc in EBHC Teaching and Education and our PGCert in Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care

Course Director Dr David Nunan, and Module Coordinator Dr Adrian Stokes, explain what to expect during these courses. Watch video

Introducing our PGCert in Qualitative Health Research Methods

Course Director Anne-Marie Boylan, and Departmental Lecturer Stephanie Tierney, introduce the part-time PGCert in Qualitative Health Research Methods. Watch video

MSc alumnus discusses his experience of the Qualitative Research Methods module

Mike Tringale discusses why qualitative research is so important in evidence-based medicine and reflects on how it has provided transferable skills for real-world decision-making. Watch video

 Recent publications from our EBM experts

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