Enrolment starts 1 July 2021
Evidence Based Medicine and Critical Appraisal of Trials moderated by Prof Manie de Klerk
In this section we will investigate what Evidence Based Medicine is and why we need it.
- What happens when medicine is not sufficiently researched? How are clinical decisions made?
- What are the barriers for getting good evidence?
How do we interpret the results of the studies that were done?
- When are the results sufficient and are they relevant within the context we need to apply it to?
All of these questions will be investigated in this part of the course.
Critical Appraisal of Economic Evaluations moderated by Prof Edina Sinanovic
Economic evaluation of health care interventions can help inform decisions about how to apply new or existing tests, therapies, and preventive and public health interventions so that they represent a good use of resources. The user of published economic evaluation results should be made aware of the methodological issues involved in undertaking an economic evaluation of health care interventions.
Part B of Module 3 provides course participants with an understanding of how to interpret published economic evaluation studies and assess their usefulness in policy. One of the tasks will include apprising a published economic evaluation using a checklist for assessing economic evaluations. Such a checklist is based on the basic principles of a sound economic evaluation study, and should help users to identify quickly its strengths and weaknesses.
Critical Appraisal of Harm and Clinical Guidelines compiled by Dr Jacqui Miot
In this section we investigate the harms associate with medicine in correlation with possible benefits, the process of composing clinical guidelines that are based on Evidence Based Practice and social and economic impact and work through the AGREE II tool and how to use it.
30 - 40 hours
Fees (excl VAT)
R3856 Corp Members
R4097 Stand Members
R4338 Ind Members
R4820 Non Members
Meet the Contributors
Prof Manie de Klerk
Consultant in health: LIfeQ and Lecturer: MBA in Healthcare Leadership course at USB
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Prof Edina Sinanovic
Head Health Economic Division at UCT
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Please note that dates, topics and presenters are subject to change.