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Evidence-Based Healthcare MSc

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.

Key Information

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate with fees set accordingly.

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2-4 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£12,205 (FT)
Overseas:
£23,690 (FT)
Part-time fees are available on request from the department.

Application deadlines

All applicants:
1 August 2015

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.

English language requirement: Standard

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Performing Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Part 2)
  • Evaluating the Quality of Evidence
  • Performing Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Part 1)
  • Introduction to Research Methods

Options

  • Evidence Based Pre-clinical Research
  • Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Research Methodology (Part 1)
  • Application of Evidence in Clinical Practice
  • Performing Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies

Dissertation/report

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.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of online lectures, seminars, class discussions, workshops, tutorials, and practical work. Assessment is through written examination, essays and the research project.

Funding

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The Division of Surgery & 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.

Student / staff ratios › 140 staff › 228 taught students › 91 research students

Department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-08-01

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • why you want to study Evidence-Based Healthcare at graduate level
  • why you want to study Evidence-Based Healthcare at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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