Evidence-Based Healthcare MSc
Delivered entirely online, the MSc in Evidence-Based
Healthcare is designed to facilitate optimal patient care for students
who wish to study at home - from anywhere in the UK or the world.
Through a series of interactive lectures and web-based discussions, students create and compile best available evidence for individual aspects of patient care and on completion of the programme will independently be able to carry out systematic reviews to determine best practice.
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; and understand the basic principles of cost-effectiveness analysis.
Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Part-time: 2-4 years
What 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.
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
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.
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Evaluating the Quality of Evidence
- Performing Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Part 1)
- Performing Systematic Reviews of Interventions (Part 2)
- Performing Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies
- Application of Evidence in Clinical Practice
- Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Research Methodology (Part 1)
- Evidence Based Pre-clinical Research
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.
Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Evidence-Based Healthcare MSc
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 Requirements
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.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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How to apply
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.
- All applicants
- 31 August 2015
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
- PG Diploma
- PG Certificate
- UK/EU Full-time: £12,205
- Overseas Full-time: £23,690
- UK/EU Full-time: £7,415
- Overseas Full-time: £15,140
- UK/EU Full-time: 3,705
- Overseas Full-time: £7,415
- 31 August 2015
Ms Julie Cheek
Tel: 020 7794 0500 ext. 34 980