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Bullet IFCC Committee on Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine (C-EBLM):


An Evidence-based Laboratory Medicine website of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry which provides:

  • a Database of Systematic Review in Laboratory Medicine (approx. 400 non-appraised reviews related to laboratory tests),

  • educational materials to support training in EBLM and evidence-based diagnosis,

  • general information on the state of the art of evidence-based diagnosis,

  • specific information and recommended reading on the methodology and tools for practising evidence-based diagnosis,

  • information on C-EBLM related events and activities.

Bullet Masters in Evidence-based Healthcare and Health Technology Assessment (MSc EBH&HTA)*:


This course is designed to give a broad grounding in the growing field of evidence-based health care and health technology assessment, together with the opportunity to study topics of interest in more detail in optional courses through a project.

The course is offered full-time for one year but can also be part-time over two years and is organised in week long taught modules. The course encompasses a number of disciplines including evidence based medicine, systematic reviews, health technology assessment,clinical trial methodology, health economics, statistics, public health and epidemiology.

This exciting course is international in scope and content. It is particularly suitable for people who wish to use HTA to learn how to undertake high quality systematic reviews or health technology assessments, to make evidence-based decisions within health care, and become leaders in health policy making.

Students discover how to ask challenging questions, understand the nature of research and evaluate evidence in an informed, unbiased way.

Details of the course are available on the departmental website.

For further information please contact:

Ms Tricia Henley, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology,
The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston,
Birmingham B15 2TT,
telephone +44 121 414 3163 | e-mail: T.Henley@bham.ac.uk.


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