Evidence-Based Medicine and Research Methods
Systematic reviewers, medical statisticians and health economists lead and collaborate on a variety of research projects across the department, and contribute to teaching at all levels.
The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine aims to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care through conferences, workshops and evidence-based medicine (EBM) tools so that doctors, clinicians, teachers, and others interested in learning about EBM can maintain the highest standards of medicine.
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 practice EBM in their own environment. Researchers within our research methods and EBM theme also lead and contribute to our professional development programme in evidence-based healthcare, which is delivered in partnership with the Department of Continuing Education.
Using a wide range of expertise, medical statisticians and health economist develop innovative methods of analysis and monitoring in primary and secondary research, including diabetes, oral anticoagulation therapy, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Currently the group is focused on work to develop more effective ways to monitor patients with chronic kidney disease or chronic heart failure in primary care.