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    Part time available

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    1 year part-time

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  • Last Updated

    17 October 2018

As a doctor this postgraduate award develops your knowledge and skills in evidence-based medicine and clinical research.

Course details

This award develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform evidence-based medicine and clinical research and is relevant to all specialist areas of practice. It also enhances your commitment to lifelong learning, encouraging you to develop an inquisitive approach to clinical practice.

You study three core modules in evidence-based practice, research design and statistics. We take a flexible approach to course delivery. You can take this one-year course either by attending classes, by distance learning (no attendance required) or by flexible learning (a combination of some attendance and some distance learning). On successful completion of this award you can choose to progress onto a PgDip or MSc.

What you study

You study three modules throughout this award to develop your knowledge and skills in evidence-based medicine, research methods and statistics. You are encouraged to apply this to your own specialist area of practice.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

  • Designing Research Projects
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Practical Statistics

 Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You can choose to study all modules by attending classes, distance learning or a combination of both. Attendance learning includes key lectures, group discussions group seminars, practical activities, computer lab work and individual tutorial support. Distance learning is supported electronically through the virtual learning environment and includes written learning materials, narrated PowerPoint presentations, interactive learning materials, electronic discussion forms and email or Skype tutorial support.

How you are assessed

We use a range of learning and teaching methods throughout including a written report, statistical analysis and a research proposal.


This award supports your career progression by giving you the knowledge and skills to undertake research and to become an evidence-based practitioner.

Visit the Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Medicine PGCert page on the Teesside University website for more details!





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