The certificate is aimed at professionals working in industries where evidence synthesis is frequently needed to inform decision-making.

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.

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On completion of the Professional Certificate in Evidence Synthesis, learners  will be able to:

Acquire knowledge and understanding of:

  • Evidence based practice
  • Strengths and limitations of evidence synthesis methods to inform decision-making
  • Uses of systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Current methodologies for developing patient-centered clinical guidelines.

Apply knowledge and understanding in:

  • Critically appraising new medical literature
  • The evidence synthesis methods for healthcare decision-making
  • The identification of uncertainties emerging from the scientific evidence
  • Conducting new evidence synthesis projects

Make judgements for:

  • The strengths and limitations of the scientific evidence
  • The correct methodological approach to summarize the existing scientific evidence
  • The objective interpretation of the available scientific evidence
  • The translation of the scientific evidence into implementation

In addition, students will be able to acquire the following skills:

Communications and working skills

  • To communicate with clarity and accuracy the strengths and limitations of the scientific evidence
  • To acquire the skills to publish an evidence synthesis-based research project

Learning skills

  • To develop motivational and time-management skills to enable effective self-directed learning
  • To challenge the status quo of current evidence synthesis techniques
  • To carry out independent evidence synthesis research projects
  • To develop and enhance interpersonal skills and group communication through peer interaction 

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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