Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
This course is taken by students registered for the PGCert in Research Methods for Health and the MPH. It is delivered online and provides interaction with fellow students and faculty both synchronously and asynchronously. Everyone taking part must be registered for the course and complete all assessments. This course aims to enable the fundamental understanding and application of evidence based health at an individual- and population-level, focusing on the use of systematic reviews to synthesise evidence as well as methods to translate and implement evidence to inform health practice and policy.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Practical exercise: Data extraction, quality assessment (using a validated tool appropriate to the study design) and synthesis (40%) You will work through this exercise at your own pace - with approximately two weeks to complete this after week 6; Marked case-study: develop a strategy for the implementation of the evidence at an individual- and population-level. (30%) You will select a review or guideline (from a limited choice) and provide a structured description of how you would implement the evidence at an individual and / or population level; Timed short answer assessment (open book) (30%) You will have one hour, at the time of your choice during week 12 to complete a short answer assessment covering material from the whole course.
There will be a range of computer-marked questions which will be set throughout the course using different response options e.g. multiple choice questions (MCQs), true/false, matching, fill in blanks, etc.