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Evidence-based Research in Medicine MED5351

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course is designed to provide core skills in critical review, communications, and the principles of evidenced-based medicine and research in order to equip students for their own practice and to enable them to evaluate evidence, cite appropriate references, and understand the principles by which a programme of research is undertaken

Timetable

Runs Tuesday pm in semester 1

Requirements of Entry

none

Assessment

The summative assessment for this course will be a research proposal, not more than 4000 words.

Course Aims

The course aims to provide core skills in critical review, communications, data handling, and the principles of evidenced-based medicine and research in order to equip students for their own practice and to enable them to evaluate evidence, cite appropriate references, and understand the principles by which a programme of research is undertaken

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ To critically review papers in the peer reviewed literature based upon the principles of evidence-based medicine and research,

■ To summarise and critically review the literature and draw conclusions based on the available evidence

■ To understand the research process and critically apply this in the design of a research study

■ To communicate literature reviews effectively

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.