Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 14:17
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)|
This course is delivered online.
Learning material will comprise a range of media, using synchronous and asynchronous delivery. The course contains pre-recorded contributions from a wide range of experts in systematic reviewing / evidence synthesis and in translating evidence into policy.
The course will be divided into weekly learning sessions which consist of podcasts, study notes and seminars. The course is accompanied by an online discussion board which students are encouraged to use. Each week one of the tutor team monitors the board and responds to queries about the course material. The more the board is used, the more ideas are shared between students.
There will be 5 scheduled online interactive sessions during the course. These will usually be scheduled for friday afternoons and dates will be supplied in the course calendar. Sessions are scheduled for either 1 hour - so called Questions and Answers sessions with a tutor about specific questions - or 1.5 hours as tutorials where the tutor may set problems for students to discuss. No new course material will be presented in sessions and participation is encouraged but is not mandatory.
Online interactive sessions will use Blackboard Collaborate within myAberdeen and it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they can use it. You will need a reasonable internet connection and either a headset or earphones in order to avoid using your computer's speakers.
Students on this course will work through the stages of a systematic review week by week, completing interactive and practical exercises to develop the skills required to conduct a review. They will then study how the evidence produced from systematic reviews is used to shape health policy and practice, at the level of organisations and individual clinical encounters.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
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.