Evidence-based thinking and why it matters. Views expressed represent the views of the author and not necessarily those of CEBM as a group.
1 July 2022
Final-year medical students, Ibrahim and Alicia, share details of their Special Studies Module (SSM) project; carried out alongside Dr. David Nunan at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.
Sixth year primary care medical students share details of their project focusing on identifying research irregularities for systematic reviews
28 June 2022
Sixth year primary care medical students Sarah Peters and Archie Lodge joined the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine for a three-week period as part of a special study module to improve their knowledge of evidence-based medicine. In this blog, they discuss their project, focusing on evaluating available techniques to identify research irregularities that require further scrutiny and the role they play when conducting systematic reviews.
Sixth year medical student, Ben, shares details of upcoming project, focusing on critically appraising tools used to influence clinical decision-making
30 May 2022
Sixth year primary care medical student, Ben, will be joining the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine for a three-week period as part of his special study module (SSM), to pursue his interests in meta-analysis and interventions.
Sixth year medical student shares evidence-based project as part of the special studies module (SSM)
16 May 2022
Sixth year primary care medical student, Charlotte, joined the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine for a three-week period as part of her special study module, to improve her knowledge of evidence-based medicine. In this blog, Charlotte discusses her project, focusing on evaluating the reporting of medication adherence to pharmacological interventions in coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) related randomized control trials (RCTs).
Cranberry in various forms has been used by women for decades to help treat Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Up to 27% of women report using cranberry to help treat a UTI (1). But does it actually work? Primary Care post-doctoral researcher, Dr Oghenekome Gbinigie, explains findings from her recent studies.
Sarah McKeown, a second-year DPhil on the Evidence-Based Medicine Programme, writes about her experience of clinical studies in low-resource settings and studying differences in access to cancer medication between patients covered by England’s NHS and the U.S. Medicare program.
In this blog, student, Christopher Banks-Pillar, shares his experience, having progressed from training as a physiotherapist to currently completing his final year on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care here at Oxford.
Reflexivity and Storytelling: What could healthcare professionals could learn from qualitative researchers?
MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care alumni, Kirsten Prest, reflects on the qualitative research she conducted as part of her dissertation, with a particular emphasis on reflexivity and storytelling.
Alumni, Cecilia Rosca, from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timisoara, Romania, shares research findings that suggest air travel may be associated with the transmission of viruses.
Preventing deaths from cardiovascular disease and anticoagulants: an analysis of coroner Prevention of Future Deaths reports (PFDs) questions whether lessons are being learnt
Preventing premature death is the aim of coroners’ Prevention of Future Deaths reports. But is this system really helping us to prevent such harms? Oxford medical student, Ali Anis, examined deaths involving cardiovascular disease and anticoagulants for his Final Honours Scheme (FHS) research, to assess the state of play, now published in BJGP Open.
In this alumni spotlight, Dr Nicole Lindner, a German GP, shares her experience of studying on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care
Physiotherapist, Dr. Dor Vadas from Israel, shares his experience of studying for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care, describing it as a platform that allowed him to become better in connecting the academic world of research and evidence with ‘real life’ practice.
EBHC DPhil rep, Ranin Soliman, writes poem about the concepts of evidence-based medicine/healthcare (EBM/EBHC), and its role in guiding researchers, clinicians, and policy-makers to make informed decisions for patients and the public regarding care delivery and clinical practice.
Student, Dr. Alan Brunton, reflects on his experience of our Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening module
Dr. Alan Brunton, a Specialty Registrar in Acute Internal Medicine and student on the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care reflects on his experience of our Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Screening module.
Mike Tringale, MSM, MSc, completed the MSc in EBHC and shares his perspective on the importance of qualitative research in health care.
Graduate, Steven Langton shares his experience having completed both the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care, and more recently, the DPhil programme in Evidence-Based Health Care, both at the University of Oxford.
Such efforts attempt to ease the difficult situation of being stuck between cancer and COVID-19, but one question still lingers around; which one is the rock and which is the hard place.
DPhil student Georgia Richards argues why it’s time for doctors to rethink the prescribing of high-dose opioids for people with chronic pain.
Ranin Soliman, DPhil Student in EBHC, describes her experience of the qualitative research methods module.
Academic Clinical Fellow in Palliative Medicine, Dr Joe Sawyer, reflects on his experience of our Advanced Qualitative Research Methods module.
22 July 2019
76% of recent trials published in the top five medical journals fail to adequately report risk assessments, find 6th-Year Medical Students Izzy, Furqaan and Shanil.
The long-term use of opioids for pain: what’s the problem? People receiving long-term pain relief for low back pain gain no benefits from opioids. Georgia Richards discusses her research on why this might be the case.
Perspectives from Marcy McCall MacBain, DPhil (Oxon)