ProfCert Evidence Synthesis
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)
The program offers a series of modules developed for new or experienced learners in evidence synthesis, evidence-based practice and advanced systematic reviews including the development and implementation of clinical guidelines. The certificate is aimed at professionals working in industries where evidence synthesis is frequently needed to inform decision-making. Examples of these industries include pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations (CROs), governments, healthcare settings, International Organizations, NGOs, and medical device companies. The flexible online learning modules align with the fourth objective of the Higher Education Authority – to enhance equality of opportunity to the diversity of abilities, learning modes, and lifestyles in modern Irish society.
Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
The Professional Certificate in Evidence Synthesis is aimed at professionals working in industries in which evidence synthesis to inform decision-making is frequently needed. Examples of these industries include pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations (CROs), governments, healthcare settings, International Organizations, NGOs, and medical device companies.
The Professional Certificate in Evidence Synthesis provides in-depth knowledge and specialised skills in evidence synthesis. It comprises three modules combining remote and face-to-face learning. The Introduction to Systematic Review (SR) and Meta-analysis module (PHPS40980) offers a range of synchronic and asynchronous lectures. Students will learn the rationale to conduct systematic reviews, the types and methods of evidence synthesis, the steps to complete an evidence synthesis project, in addition to using existing software pertaining to systematic reviews (excel, revman, covidence, R) Assessment strategy includes applying a systematic review to a real-world decision-making scenario. Students also complete a protocol for a SR. The second module, Advanced Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Clinical Guidelines (PHPS40990) comprises of a blended learning format to facilitate teaching software skills and communication skills.
This Professional Certificate is a UCD level 4 qualification comprising of 3 modules, each worth 5 ECTS credits: PHPS40980 - Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, PHPS40990 - Advance Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Clinical Guidelines Development. Students can also choose among the following optional modules based on their professional background and/or career plans: PHTY20270-Evidence Based Practice, PHPS40970- Randomised Clinical Trials or PHPS41160- Patient Reported Outcomes.
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The Professional Certificate in Evidence Synthesis comprises 3 modules, each worth 5 ECTS credits:
PHPS40980 - Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
PHPS40990 - Advance Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Clinical Guidelines Development
In addition, based on professional background and/or career plans, students can choose one of the following option modules:
PHTY20270-Evidence Based Practice
PHPS40970- Randomize Clinical Trials
PHPS41160- Patient Reported Outcomes
PHPS40750 – Applied research methods and data management
Applicants should hold:
A second-class honours degree at a 2.2 level or higher in any professional field including any health science discipline, social sciences, computer sciences, communication, and education.
Or, in exceptional circumstances:
In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential or professional learning and can present to the course director a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes), this may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.
In addition, all applicants must have evidence of competence in written and spoken English (IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with no element below 6.0).
The following entry routes are available:
Prof Cert Evidence Synthesis PT (X973)
Duration 3 Years
Attend Part Time
You apply using the UCD online application system.
Simply click here and follow the instructions. Completed applications will be assessed promptly. Before you submit your application, please ensure you upload the relevant documents and provide information that is requested to support your application.
3 Years Part Time Blended