EBHC Bulletin

Keeping you up to date with EBHC
With the new academic year in full swing, we continue to take crucial steps to ensure the delivery of our programme, be it face-to-face, online, or blended, is not compromised by the coronavirus pandemic.

We’d like to say a huge, warm welcome to our new cohort of students, including our EBHC DPhil students; we hope you are all settling in well.

In this edition of the EBHC bulletin, we hear from one of our students taking the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics, Nicholas Nyaaba, about his experience on the course, having recently completed his dissertation. Professor Mike Clarke also shares his experience of teaching modules, Systematic Reviews and Randomised Controlled Trials, fully online for the first time.

Applications for 2021/22 entry for all our Evidence-Based Health Care programmes are now open, with a first deadline fast approaching in January. 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

MSc EBHC Medical Statistics: student experience

Nicholas Nyaaba shares his experience, having recently completed his dissertation on the MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics, led by Professor Richard StevensApply now for 2021.

Teaching the MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews online

Professor Mike Clarke also shares his experience of teaching modules from the MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews, fully online for the first time

What does effective leadership mean to YOU?

Associate Professor and Co-Director for the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Kamal Mahtani, and Tutor, Sean Heneghan, review characteristics of a successful leader and share a variety of descriptions used to define leadership.

Can electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Co-Director of the Evidence-Based Healthcare DPhil Programme, leads research that finds electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy.

Social prescribing has potential to support Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dr Stephanie Tierney, departmental lecturer and module coordinator of the Mixed Methods in Health Research module, reviews events that were held this year, aimed at co-producing research ideas on social prescribing for those with MCI.

Nicotine therapy for coronavirus: the evidence is weak and contradictory

Research led by Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, Co-Director of the Evidence-Based Healthcare DPhil Programme, reveals that we are unlikely to know whether nicotine replacement has a role in COVID-19 any time soon.

Evidence resonates with qualitative research

Ranin Soliman, EBHC DPhil Student, describes her experience of the Qualitative Research Methods module, taught online for the first time this year and led by Dr Nicola Newhouse and Dr Marta Wanat.

CEBM launches Open Evidence Reviews

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine launches a new series of open reviews, led by Professor Carl Heneghan, to provide timely updates of the evidence of particular aspects of COVID-19, in real-time.
New CEBM website launched this September!

Making Evidence-Based research, resources and programmes more accessible to our students, researchers, clinicians and teachers. The website hosts a ‘Study with us’ page, dedicated to our programme in Evidence-Based Health Care, helping postgraduate students make the right choices to suit their needs.

Access the new page.

Student spotlight

Enderson Miranda

Enderson completed the Teaching Evidence-Based Practice module in 2017, as part of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care. He is now using his skills to educate the next generation of practitioners in the field of teaching Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), and is currently enrolled in the DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care to further his studies.

Read Enderson's story

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EBHC Podcast series

Catch up on the latest podcasts:

How do species postpone or even escape from senescence?
Overdiagnosis and Lung Cancer Screening
• When meta-analyses of the same question find different things

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Evidence-Based Health Care Programmes FAQs

Topics include application processes, finance-related questions, mode of delivery and course content.

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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 here.

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

EBHC Programme videos

MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews

MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics

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EBHC Leadership Programme

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