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This course will give you the opportunity to study the central aspects of evidence-based medicine and to focus these on your specific area of anaesthesia practice. The emphasis is on the integration of theory and practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment and intends to develop a lifelong ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, critically appraised and employed in clinical practice. Such a focus will ensure that you are equipped with the necessary foundations to further develop an evidence-based approach to practice throughout your career.
* enables you to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to perform detailed evidence-based medicine and research in your area of speciality
* develops your understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and appraise clinically relevant research critically
* fosters a commitment to lifelong learning, and an inquisitive approach to clinical practice.
There is a flexible approach to course delivery. You can choose to study either by attending taught sessions or through distance learning.
What you study
You will study a number of modules which aim to increase the knowledge and skills that are necessary for evidence-based medicine. These will focus upon evidence-based practice, research design and methods, statistics and change management. You will be encouraged to apply these to your own area of speciality. In the final year you will undertake a research project related to your own area of interest.
Year 1 core modules
* Designing Research Projects
* Evidence-based Practice
* Practical Statistics
Year 2 core modules
* Delivering Change in a Culture of Audit
* Work-based Learning
Modules offered may vary.
Applicants from the UK will be trainee anaesthetists, in at least their third year of training (post-primary FRCA). Overseas trainees will have completed an initial clinical attachment. All candidates will be registered with the Northern School of Anaesthesia.
English Language Requirements
You must have a good level of English language as courses are delivered and assessed in English.
Minimum Entry Level
* IELTS: 6.5-7.0
* TOEFL (Paper-based test): 575-600
* TOEFL (Computer test): 230-250
* TOEFL (Internet-based test): 89-100
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|