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The new Evidence Based Healthcare MSc is designed to facilitate optimal patient care. Students create and compile best available evidence for individual aspects of peri-operative care, and on completion of the programme will independently be able to carry out systematic reviews to determine best practice. What and how will I learn? Students develop the ability to: Locate healthcare information and determine its importance Detect and quantify errors in research Systematically review interventions through identification and analysis of all prior research Analyse the reliability of diagnostic tests and disease prognosis Understand the basic principles of cost-effectiveness analysis. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core courses (60 credits), four optional courses (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered. Core Modules Introduction to Research methods Evaluating the Quality of Evidence Performing Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Part 1) Performing Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Part 2) Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project, in the form of a systematic review or a cost-effectiveness analysis, which culminates in a substantial dissertation and oral presentation. Options Performing Systematic Reviews of Observational Studies, Diagnosis & Prognosis Application of Evidence in Clinical Practice Basic Statistics 1 Basic Statistics 2 Research Funding Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Creating Online Educational Resources Clinical Information Systems e-health: Healthcare in the Internet Age Regression Analysis Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.uksurgicalsciencecourseshealth The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, class discussions, workshops, tutorials, and practical work. Assessment is through written examination, essays and the research project. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is part of one of the most prestigious medical schools in Europe, with a team of nearly 400 people, from surgeons and oncologists to clinical trials specialists and researchers. Our aim is to understand the causes of human disease and develop innovative therapies and technology to improve the quality of life of the people around us. The Medical School has highly rated basic science expertise within its academic and clinical departments and students on the Evidence Based Healthcare MSc programme benefit from a world-class research environment. Your future career This MSc is ideally suited for surgical trainees, anaesthetists, nurses, nurse specialists and physiotherapists who wish to improve their clinical decision making skills to enable career progression. Entry Requirements A medical degree (MBBS) or second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a healthcare related subject such as nursing, physiotherapy or clinical biochemistry, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply The closing date for applications is 31 August for the year of entry. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is aimed at medical graduates who wish to develop the ability to carry out systematic reviews to determine best practice for patient care. For trainees who have completed MRCS, prior learning accreditation can be applied for one course for the certificate and two courses for post-graduate diploma MSc. RAE Rating Division of Surgery and Interventional Science Surgery: 75% Cancer, 70% other Hospital-based subjects rated 4* or 3* http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectussurgery
The new Evidence Based Healthcare MSc is designed to facilitate optimal patient care. Students create and compile best available evidence for individual aspects of peri-operative care, and on completion of the programme will independently be able to carry out systematic reviews to determine best practice. What and how will I learn? Students develop the ability to: Locate healthcare information and determine its importance Detect and quantify errors in research Systematically review interve...