Teesside University

Teesside University

Evidence-Based Medicine

Students study the central aspects of evidence based medicine and research and how to apply these to their specific area of practice or clinical speciality with the aim of enhancing the quality of their individual clinical practice and broader service delivery. Students study 5 core modules. A number of modules are shared with other Master's level programmes giving plenty of opportunity for students to mix with students on other programmes and share experiences (both academic and professional). The emphasis is on the integration of theory and clinical practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment. The programme offers a structured and logical progression to learning, with a firm link to the student's specialist area of practice. Students may be employed in speciality training posts, so a flexible approach to the programme delivery has been used. Students develop an ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, evaluated and importantly, employed within practice. The programme enhances inter-professional learning and directs the focus of learning toward evidence based clinical decision making and quality improvement to enhance service delivery. This is in line with the Government's policy visions to develop evidence based, quality improvement driven professional practice.

Entry requirements

BSc in medicine and employed in a clinical setting. IELTS 6.5 or above if English not 1st language.

Course modules

Core modules: designing research projects; evidence-based practice; practical statistics; quality improvement in evidence-based healthcare; research project management.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment strategies are used throughout the programme. Formative assessment supports learning in some modules. Each module is summatively assessed through a written report, seen exam, data analysis project, research proposal, quality improvement proposal and critical commentary.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176