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Making Sense of Evidence Workshops

At PenARC 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 more:

 

The training

Our workshops are modelled on those run at the Centre for Evidence Based Practice in Oxford and are subsidised by PenARC.

During our standard Making Sense of Evidence workshop 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 workshops that 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

"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:

Resources

How to find evidence on the go: bringing information close to clinical encounters is key to Evidence Based Practice. This document describes some apps for your mobile device that can help.

Read Dr Edmund Jack's Blogpost How to deliver teaching that gets to the P in Evidence Based Practice published on CEBM

For more information on the course content, please visit the MSE Modules page.

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


 

Upcoming Events

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