Applications are now open, with the first intake starting in September 2024
This interprofessional postgraduate course is designed for busy healthcare workers engaged in clinical practice, as well as those from broader healthcare settings (for example, research, administration, or policy) who are seeking to transform their current practice, optimise healthcare outcomes and advance their careers in a rapidly evolving field.
The programme aims to equip healthcare workers from all backgrounds with the skills and knowledge to tackle current and emerging healthcare challenges by using cutting-edge approaches to evidence identification, appraisal, and implementation. The programme has a distinctly interprofessional emphasis, with a strong focus on collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork to replicate real-life integrated healthcare settings. Applications are welcome from all countries, and applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged.
It will be delivered by experts in evidence-based health care from the University of Galway, with guest contributions from international experts. This programme is also closely linked with the internationally recognised centres of excellence of Evidence Synthesis Ireland, Cochrane Ireland and the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network.
Dr Karla Soares-Weiser, Cochrane’s Editor-in-Chief, says: “Empowering all healthcare professionals with evidence-based practices is pivotal for advancing our healthcare system and ensuring optimal patient care. The MSc in Evidence-Based Future Healthcare stands at the forefront of this transformative education.”
- Find out more, including how to apply, on the University of Galway website
- Get in touch: FutureEvidenceMSc@universityofgalway.ie
Photo, left to right:
Dr Elaine Toomey, Lecturer in University of Galway, Programme Co-Director of the MSc in Evidence-Based Future Healthcare, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland Research Associate, Minister Hildegarde Naughton, Irish Government Chief Whip and Minister for State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy, and Prof Martin O’Donnell, Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in the University of Galway.