Blog posts by CEBM

Expanding evidence-based methods courses for health care professionals

“Evidence-based health care has taken root as one of the central pillars of modern medicine. The delivery of health care

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Evidence in the face of adversity: studying psychological interventions in humanitarian settings

Conducting high-quality research in humanitarian settings is challenging but possible. We must find ways to meet these challenges and do

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School Projects

The EvIdeNce into Schools and TEachINg (EinSTein) project involves taking the methods of EBM into schools to foster critical thinking.

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Explaining absolute and relative effect sizes - in a way you’ll never forget.

“I suppose you could never explain to the most ingenious mollusc that such a creature as the whale existed.” —

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Junior Myth Busters

Can blueberries boost brainpower? Our junior EinSTein myth-busters put health claims to the test. The Daily Mail headline: “A bowl

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The NHS is not in crisis – here’s why.

Long waits, job losses and problems with bed-blocking are a systemic problem for the NHS that seemingly won’t go away.

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Unethical placebo controls: time to revise the Declaration of Helsinki

 Jeremy Howick discusses whether it is ethical for clinicians to recommend that their patients sign up for a trial, even

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Tom Jefferson: "with £1 million, I'd do an overview of regulatory procedures worldwide."

Professor Tom Jefferson is a tutor on the Complex Reviews module. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre

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José Ordóñez-Mena: "what would we do without systematic reviews and meta-analyses?"

José Ordóñez-Mena is a Module Co-ordinator and tutor for Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods, and also teaches on

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Geoff Wong: "I got into EBM and realism by chance."

Dr Geoff Wong is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. He is Module

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Wye misspeling drug naims matturs - Jeffrey K Aronson (with Robin E Ferner)

You must misspell drug names when doing a systematic review 1. Introduction Drug names are difficult to remember, pronounce, and

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Do you teach critical thinking about health claims? Then here’s our Christmas wish…

There are endless unreliable claims about the effects of treatments. To avoid being misled, people must think critically. Learning how

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Why a medical statistics MSc for clinicians and other healthcare professionals?

Richard Bright’s paper of 1833, a series of case reports from his clinical practice, is thought to be the first

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Associate Events

CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference 2018 13-15 June 2018, Keele University Don’t miss your chance to join over 350+ health

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How to give a talk you can remember, and your audience will understand

Making a phenomenal speech takes years of practice, knowledge gathering, and a good bit of confidence – but preparing for,

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