Teesside University

Teesside University

Evidence-Based Medicine

You study the central aspects of evidence based medicine and research and to apply these to your specific area of practice or clinical speciality with the aim of enhancing the quality of your individual clinical practice and broader service delivery. You study five core modules. A number of modules are shared with other master�s level programmes giving you many opportunities for you 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 your specialist area of practice. The majority of you will be employed in speciality training posts and therefore, a flexible approach to the programme delivery has been used. You 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. Following the completion of your PgDip you can apply for entry to the third year of the MSc Evidence Based Medicine within five years of completing your PgDip.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in medicine and be employed in a clinical setting. IELTS 6.5 or above if English not the applicant's 1st language.

Course modules

You will study 5 modules, focusing on: Evidence based medicine; statistics; research design; research project management; quality improvement.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include formative assessment, written report, written proposal, statistical analysis, exam, written assignment.

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 Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176