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Level: First year undergraduate (level 4)

Semester: A

Course credits: 15 ECTS

Course coordinator:

Dr. Tim Huijts
Lecturer in Global Public Health
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Blizard Institute
Queen Mary University of London
Yvonne Carter Building, Room 1.09
58 Turner Street, E1 2AB London
Phone: (020) 7882 2497
 

Centres:  Centre for Primary Care and Public Health.

Research Groups:  Women’s Health Research Unit.

Full title: Evidence-based Medicine Collaboration Network for guideline development, teaching and dissemination

Acronym: EBM Connect

Overview

EBM CONNECT is funded by the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES). It aims to harness the combined research expertise of several centres in evidence-based medicine or EBM. We focus on development of state-of-the-art methodology for systematic reviews and practice guidelines in maternal health. These contribute towards improving research synthesis skills throughout the European Union and the developing world and towards promoting effective healthcare through research based practice and policy.  Not only does the centres benefit from staff exchange to develop their own skills, this project advances the frontiers in research synthesis.  It creates the ability to conduct multinational projects and establish an electronic platform for research communication and collaboration. By establishing a worldwide agenda and a critical mass through the exchange, it generates momentum that will allow development to continue. This is vital with reference to improving maternal health, as this is an area where disparity exists not only worldwide but also between EU member states.

The exchange scheme is based around three main objectives. First, it increases research skills through the sharing of each participant’s expertise. Second, it develops new methods for searching, quality assessment and meta-analysis to improve the standard of reviews and guidelines produced. This includes appraisal and adaptation of these reviews and guidelines to ensure they can be utilised widely within and outside the EU, including translation into Chinese and Spanish.  Third, it establishes a cutting edge research seminar series for widespread dissemination of the work.   

We have well-established and internationally recognised generic expertise in evidence synthesis in maternal health, with highly qualified specialists in individual centres. We also have previous experience of multinational cooperation in researching and advancing evidence-based medicine research through multicentre cooperative studies and projects (WHO-RHL, EU-EBM consortium  (www.ebm-unity.org)  (Leonardo da Vinci Programme), SUPPORT (EU FP6)). We seek to hone and broaden research synthesis skills through effective staff exchange and to broaden the scope of this work to facilitate our ultimate goal of influencing policy making in maternal health.

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Geographies of Biomedicine and Global Health

GEG4401

Semester 2

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Simon Reid-Henry
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces students to the study of human health and disease (conceived as both an individual, a community and a population attribute) from an historical and geographical perspective. It places particular emphasis on exploring the forms of geographical unevenness in contemporary global health and biomedicine and the social, political and economic processes that have shaped this. The module is divided into three parts, each of which familiarises students with current debates in global health and biomedicine and provides an introduction to core themes and ideas: Society, Culture and Health; Geographies of Global Health; and Geographies of Biomedicine. The course is thematically organized but introduces core case studies into each lecture.

  • Attendance Based
  • Full Time

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Rating: 15 credits

Prerequisites: None (however, at the beginning of the course, all students will be invited to undergo a self-assessment math test in order to evaluate their ability to follow the mathematical concepts within the course. Extra support will be given to those who will not pass the test)

Lectures: 1 hour per week semester A

Seminars: 2 hours per week semester A

Assessment: short answer test (100%)  

 

Level: First year undergraduate (level 4)

Semester: B

Course credits: 15 ECTS

Course coordinator:

Dr. Petra Sevcikova
Senior Researcher
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Blizard Institute
Queen Mary University of London
Yvonne Carter Building, Room 1.09
58 Turner Street, E1 2AB London

Rating: 15 credits

Prerequisites: None

Lectures: 1 hour per week semester A

Seminars: 2 hours per week semester A

Assessment:

Annotated Bibliography (30%) 
Review Essay (30%) Due: 
In-Class Quiz (15%) 
Poster and Presentation (25%)

Level: First year undergraduate (level 4)

Semester: 1

Course credits: 15 ECTS

 

 

Rating: 15 credits

Prerequisites: None

Lectures: 1 hour per week semester B

Seminars: 2 hours per week semester B

Assessment: 2000 word essay (80%) and group presentation(20%)

Level: First year undergraduate (level 4)

Semester: B

Course credits: 15 ECTS

Course coordinator:

Dr. Tim Huijts
Lecturer in Global Public Health
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Blizard Institute
Queen Mary University of London
Yvonne Carter Building, Room 1.09
58 Turner Street, E1 2AB London
Phone: (020) 7882 2497

 

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