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Making Sense of Evidence Workshops

At PenCLAHRC we believe that better health care can be provided to patients by making decisions that are based on evidence.

Our Making Sense of Evidence (MSE) workshops are designed to teach you how to find and use evidence to make effective health and social care decisions.

Sarah Dean, Associate Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School and academic lead for MSE, explains further:

 

The training

Our workshops are modelled on those run at the Centre for Evidence Based Practice in Oxford and are subsidised by PenCLAHRC.

During our standard Making Sense of Evidence workshop you will:

  • Formulate a focused question
  • Track down and organise the best evidence
  • Gain experience of critically appraising the evidence
  • Understand the application of evidence in practice
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of your educational process

For detailed information on the workshops we offer, visit the MSE Modules page.

Edmund Jack, General Practitioner and Course Tutor, gives a short example of the kind of challenges the MSE training can help you tackle:

Workshop feedback

Below is a selection of feedback from participants who have attended previous workshops:

"A fantastic, concise introduction with good pointers on where to go next to keep learning. Thank you, very interesting and good discussions.”

"Really well organised workshop that helped to reinforce how evidence based medicine can be put into practice."

Upcoming workshops

Details of upcoming workshops can be found on our events page. To discuss scheduling a bespoke session for your organisation, please contact us:  Email

Sample course material

A selection of the course materials is available to download below:

For more information on the course content, please visit the MSE Modules page.

You can also download our Making Sense of Evidence flyer (PDF).


 

Upcoming Events

Jan
29

Seminar on Open Access by...

South Cloisters 3.06, St Luke’s campus with video conferencing link to MR8, John Bull Building, Plymouth and F083 in Truro

  A life with no Windows. A 12 month exploration into living in an Open Science...
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Feb
06

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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Research Projects

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence of parent to parent support interventions for...
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Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital (ACEDEM)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Can we improve the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital? A synthesis...
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