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How to Practise Evidence-based Child Health
Our next course is taking place from 6th to 8th November 2013. For more information about the course and to apply, please download the application form.
Centre for Evidence-Based Child Health
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
+44 (0)20 7905 2606
Training courses in evidence-based child health
The key objectives of our educational programme are:
- to help practitioners continually question and evaluate their practice to ensure that it is based on the best available evidence. This requires skills to appraise and apply evidence to your own practice together with the skills required to change, monitor and evaluate practice.
- to provide educational input to practitioners using these skills to solve real practice problems in their workplace.
Our programme of training includes:
Our three-day introductory courses are aimed to help practitioners become more efficient at using the best available evidence in their clinical and policy decisions.
The course consists of plenary seminars, small group problem-solving and appraisal sessions, and training practicals on searching the literature to support evidence-based practice.There is an emphasis on multi-professional groups and a high tutor-to-participant ratio.
The concepts taught apply to all areas of health and social care and the course is suitable for any health or social care practitioner. Examples relevant to the care of children will be used throughout the course.
Our next short course is taking place at the Institute of Child Health from 6th to 8th November 2013. For more information about the course and to apply please download the application form.
We operate an ongoing programme of tutor training. Potential tutors of evidence-based practice are encouraged to attend our courses and workshops which offer the opportunity for participants to advance their appraisal skills and understanding of evidence-based child health in preparation for teaching
Other workshops on how to teach evidence-based practice are available at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford
New tutors are then offered the opportunity to work with experienced tutors during our courses. Preparatory meetings as well as evaluations before and during the course support tutors in developing their teaching skills, and our teaching resources provide a further resource.
If you would like to train as a tutor, please contact us.
Evidence-based child health in India
The Centre for Evidence-Based Child Health spent five years working with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences
in Dehli to develop skills and training programmes in evidence-based
child health for paediatricians in India.
The project was completed in 2011 and was funded by the David Bauman International Fund in collaboration with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
We have designed evidence-based courses for health practitioners overseas working in collaboration with host conveners and local tutors. The aim of this work is to support groups in other countries to establish their own evidence-based courses. We have run courses in Brunei, Kuwait, South Africa and India.
Courses can be arranged that focus on evidence-based practice in general or more specifically on evidence-based child health.
Modules in evidence-based child health taught by members of the Centre for Evidence-Based Child Health form part of the Masters in Paediatrics and Child Health at the Institute of Child Health.
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