Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Evidence-Based Research in Medicine MED5365

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

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

Taught material online. Tutorial and workshops mixed online contact and individual learning.

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

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