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Evidence-based thinking and why it matters
Views expressed may represent the views of the author and not necessarily those of CEBM as a group

Special Study Module in Evidence Based Diagnostics

I will never read a scientific paper the same way again!

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Fellows learn to use research to improve local clinical practice

The process of using research to improve clinical practice requires a broader understanding of individual and organisational behaviours, and an ability to integrate the research evidence with existing tacit and organisational knowledge.

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Short Course Scholarships 2013/14

Career Enhancement Scholarships on Short Courses
Clinical Trial Management – w/c March 17th
Knowledge into Action – w/c June 2nd
History and Philosophy of EBHC – w/c July 14th
Mixed Methods for Health Research – w/c Aug 11th

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Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine workshop

What will the PEBM workshop do for you. Read this testimonial from Dr Ebtisam MBBCh, MScRes, ADD, DRH

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What inspires people to enroll on the EBHC programme?

The concept of doing a Masters Degree in Evidence Based Health Care intrigued me.The more I looked into it the more I thought it was the right thing for me.

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Rethinking Evidence-Based Medicine: from rubbish to real

All clouds – even the big ones revealed at this meeting – have silver linings.

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How EBM helped me…at 3am

Let me set the scene. its 3 am and our little one awoke for a feed and had a good burp before he started expressing all the signs of being tired again and ready to go back into his cot….great! we thought as we were also quite tired…..but he didn’t settle.

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Seeing is believing. Or is it?

Observation has been the principle of empirical scientific method since Aristotle, who viewed scientific inquiry as ‘…progression from observations to general principles and back to observations’.

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HEFCE grant creating scholarships at Oxford

£3 million awarded to the University of Oxford to support progression to a wide range of Master’s courses by UK and EU students.

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EBHC graduate wins Barbara Starfield Award

The intellectually stimulating environment in Oxford is hard to describe and to emulate.

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Practice of EBHC – what to expect

Its a busy week, although you will definitely not just sit and listen to talks all day: all the sessions are interactive and we utilise group work sessions. Everyone brings their expertise and perspectives to the group, which always makes for interesting discussions.

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Bias is good

How studying the history and philosophy of EBM helps

There were about 20,000 POWs in the camp, of whom a quarter were British. The diet was about 600 calories a day and we all had diarrhoea. In addition we had severe epidemics of typhoid, diphtheria, infections, jaundice, and sand-fly fever…

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CEBM staff working with the WHO in Geneva

Doctor Igho Onakpoya and Professor Carl Heneghan attended the World Health Organization in Geneva, on the 5th of November 2013.

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Why RCTs are like silver bullets

A common mantra in statistics is that ‘association is not causation’. However, in reality it is causation that we are really interested in when researching a phenomenon in Medicine.
Does A cause B? If I take X will I prevent Y?
These apparently innocuous questions have profound philosophical implications.

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Those that can...teach (EBP)

My favourite EBP course of the year (every year!) For me, as a tutor, it is probably one of my favourite teaching roles throughout the academic year. The course began with an introduction from the CEBM director Professor Carl Heneghan. Carl reminded us, amongst many other things, of the simple steps in EBP: Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply, Assess.

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