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 introduce our brand new MSc in EBHC Teaching and Education for 2022 and hear from a variety of students and tutors, reflecting on evidence-based health care and our programme offering. Don’t forget, applications for 2022/23 entry to our postgraduate programmes in evidence-based health care are now open.

Apply by our first deadline, Friday 21 January 2022 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

Latest news

Congratulations to MSc in EBHC student on receiving this year’s Gillian Nicholls Prize

Wei Loong Lim was awarded the prize for his dissertation "The effectiveness of positive psychology interventions for promoting the well-being of adults experiencing depression compared to other active psychological treatments: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials".

MSc EBHC students awarded EBHC Dissertation Prize for Outstanding Dissertation

Congratulations to Michael Tringale (MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care) and Claire Duddy (MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews) who were both awarded this year's EBHC Dissertation Prize for their outstanding dissertations.

Professor Rafael Perera-Salazar awarded a Turing Fellowship

Rafael Perera-Salazar, Director of Medical Statistics, is one of over 30 Oxford academics from across the university to be awarded the 2021/22 fellowship from the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and AI.

Beyond the numbers: Qualitative synthesis and its contribution to knowledge on COVID-19

Lecturer Dr Stephanie Tierney highlights the importance of qualitative synthesis as evidence, to help us understand issues related to health behaviours, experiences of illness, treatment, and more recently with its contribution to making sense of COVID-19.

Student Dr Dor Vadas: my experience on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care

Dr Dor Vadas, a physiotherapist from Israel, shares his experience of studying for the MSc in EBHC – which allowed him to become better at connecting the academic world of research with real-life practice.

Is it time for Evidence-Based Medicine 2.0?

As we celebrated World Evidence-Based Healthcare day on 20th October, Director of the new MSc in EBHC Teaching and Education, Dr David Nunan, reflected on evidence-based medicine in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student spotlight: finding the way out of an Evidence-Based Health Care maze

Dr Nicole Lindner, a German GP, shares her experience of studying on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care.

PGCert in TEBHC: the final curtain? Perhaps not.

Alumna Veerle Langenhorst reflects on the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care: unsuspected surprises and new avenues to explore.

NEW courses for 2022

We are excited to announce our new MSc in EBHC Teaching and Education for 2022.

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. It integrates evidence, critical reflection and key curriculum principles to teach how to plan and deliver effective education in evidence-based medicine and health care.

Our two new accredited short courses:

Economics of Health Care

Mon 14 Mar – Fri 18 Mar 2022

Explore the financing of healthcare, economic evaluation of healthcare technologies, and healthcare policies to improve healthcare.

Find out more

Clinical Prediction Rules

Mon 16 May - Fri 20 May 2022

Understand the principles involved in designing, creating and testing clinical prediction rules. (This is available as a stand-alone course or as part of the MSc in Medical Statistics).

Find out more

Upcoming courses

Applications are open for all postgraduate courses starting in 2022:

Any of our programme modules can be taken as ‘stand-alone’ short courses, as ‘not for credit’ professional training, academic credit or to simply get a taster of the award programmes we offer.

We still have places available on the following short courses for 2021:

View all short courses

Interested in completing a DPhil with us?

To help you shape your DPhil topic we have created a set of clusters (themes) outlining the subject areas we would like our students to explore.

View DPhil clusters

Research from DPhil students in Evidence-Based Health Care

Our student research addresses critical health problems and disciplines across EBM. By facilitating the dissemination of their research, we hope to help shape the way evidence is communicated and understood.

EBHC DPhil research

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