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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.

We recognise that everyone has different starting points so we offer a number of courses that can be tailored to individual needs. With both full-day and shorter courses on offer, our workshops can be made to suit your availability and experience.

During the workshops 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

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 contact us:  Email


 

Upcoming Events

Dec
13

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters room 2.17

Patient and Public Involvement Clinics What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team...
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Jan
10

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters room 2.17

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

News

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Stroke Association funding for aphasia project

29 November 2016

A team of PenCLAHRC researchers have been awarded a project grant from the Stroke Association...
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PenCLAHRC appoints Mental Health and Dementia theme lead and deputy

29 November 2016

We are pleased to announce that Professor Chris Dickens, Chair of Psychological Medicine, and Senior...
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Research Projects

ExPERT - Exeter Policing, Evidence and Research Translation

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The ExPERT project is helping to build evidence-based practice into policing across Devon and Cornwall.
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MBCT-YP: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to prevent relapse in young people

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Is mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy (MBCT) effective in maintaining recovery and relapse prevention among...
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Research Projects