Taught course

Evidence-Based Medicine

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You should have a BSc in Medicine and employed in a clinical setting.

Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Months of entry


Course content

In both courses you study the central aspects of evidence based medicine and research and to apply these to your specific area of practice or clinical speciality with the aim of enhancing the quality of your individual clinical practice and broader service delivery. You study three core modules. A number of modules are shared with other master’s level courses giving you many opportunities for you to mix with students on other courses and share experiences (both academic and professional). The emphasis is on the integration of theory and clinical practice within a multi-professional working and learning environment.

Course Details

The courses offer a structured and logical progression to learning, with a firm link to your specialist area of practice. You may be employed in specialty training posts, so a flexible approach to the course delivery has been used. You develop an ability to understand how evidence is generated, retrieved, evaluated and importantly, employed within practice.

The course enhances inter-professional learning and directs the focus of learning toward evidence-based clinical decision making. This is in line with the Government’s policy visions to develop evidence based driven professional practice. You can apply for entry to the third year of the MSc Evidence-based Medicine within five years of completing your PgDip.

You study three modules, one focusing on evidence based medicine, one on statistics and one on research design.

Where you study

Main campus for attending students, at home for distance learners.

Course structure

Core modules

MSc only

Where you study

Main campus for attending students, at home for distance learners.

How you learn

The learning and teaching strategy is as flexible as possible. You can choose to study by attending classes by distance learning or flexible learning (a combination of attendance and distance learning).

For attending students, learning and teaching methods include key lectures, seminars involving group discussions and structured learning activities, practical computer lab classes and tutorial support. For distance learners the virtual learning environment provides you with interactive structured learning materials such as written learning materials, narrated PowerPoint presentations, and structured learning materials and activities. Alongside this you can access a range of forums – discussion boards, wikis and blogs to support your discussion with module tutors and other students. Tutorial support is provided by email, phone or Skype if you are undertaking distance-learning options. If you are a flexible learner you can use these two approaches flexibly throughout each module depending on your personal needs and work commitments. Our learning and teaching strategy, and opportunities for feedback for flexible learners include aspects of the attendance and distance learning strategies.

How you are assessed

We use a variety of assessment strategies throughout. Formative assessment supports your learning in some modules. Each module is summatively assessed through a written report, seen exam, data analysis project, research proposal, quality improvement proposal, critical commentary and dissertation (dissertation is for MSc only).

Career opportunities

These courses offer a structured and logical progression to learning, with a firm link to your specialist area of practice. Most graduates are employed in specialty training posts. These courses can support your career progression to consultant level.

Information for international students

International applicants should have IELTS 6.5 or above if English is not your first language.

Fees and funding

For funding information, please contact the University Finance Office, +44 (0)1642 342171, email finance@tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
36 months

Course contact details

01642 384110