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We are dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high-quality evidence-based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice.

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine was established in Oxford in 1995 with the aim of promoting evidence-based health care to all offering effective and up-to-date decision-making in health care around the world. We provide support and resources to doctors, clinicians, teachers and others interested in learning about Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), The Centre is directed by Prof Carl Heneghan, GP, experienced clinician and researcher. provides free support and resources to everyone interested in learning more about EBM. Our work falls into three categories:

  1. Research and development on the barriers to and improvement of the clinical practice of evidence.
  2. Training in the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine.
  3. Training the trainers in how to teach EBM and how to undertake research and development in EBM.
Gives me a better appreciation of the need to apply evidence-based practice where and when practical to routine clinical practice.

Our popular courses range from one-day introductory workshops on EBM in practice to a five-day residential programme, providing each delegate with the knowledge and confidence to practise EBM in their own working environment.

Education and training

  • Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine

    A residential workshop in Oxford, taken as a short course or part of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care.

  • Practising Evidence-Based Medicine

    3 day workshop focussing on critical appraisal and the practicalities of evidence-based healthcare.

  • An introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine

    1 Day residential workshop in Oxford which runs twice a year in June and November.

  • MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care

    This is a joint Programme between the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education's Continuing Professional Development Centre.

  • DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care

    The part-time DPhil programme in Evidence-Based Health Care, accepts applications from MSc graduates and others who can demonstrate that they have skills and competencies in EBHC, in which case the programme can be completed in a minimum of six years.

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