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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

For detailed information on the course content 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.

To ask any questions or discuss scheduling a bespoke session for your organisation, please contact us:  Email

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


 

Upcoming Events

Mar
07

Searching and Review Clinic (FULLY...

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 1.47)

**This clinic is now fully booked.  Please visit http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/searching-and-review-clinics to choose another date.** These clinics have been set...
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Mar
14

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters room 1.22

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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