Instant Evidence Based Medicine: How to Quickly Synthesise Research

1-day course: next intake TBC

This course will introduce participants to the concept of research synthesis and explore simple ways to rapidly bring evidence together to inform decision making.

During the day we will undertake a search for high-quality evidence to answer a clinical question. We will then look at ways of identifying the findings/key themes from the research, and present various methods/tools to quickly bring the results together to form a useful overview of the evidence quickly and effectively.

Who will benefit from this course?

If you are new to research synthesis or need to expand your skillset to include rapid synthesis then this course will be ideal. It will offer an introduction to synthesis for those who do not need to undertake full-scale systematic reviews, but would like to be able to bring research findings together simply and quickly to form a clear picture. Typical participants might be:

  • Academics and researchers
  • Health and social care clinicians/practitioners
  • Postgraduate students
  • Health librarians and information specialists


Angie Rees is the course leader.

Dates and times

1-day course, date and times TBC


£199 - Early Bird Fee for confirmed bookings received on or before 11pm on TBC.

£299 - Standard Fee for confirmed bookings received on or before 11pm on TBC.

Bookings for this course will automatically close at 11pm on TBC.


Course materials will be provided via a delegate course website approximately one week prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course as necessary. Hard copies of PowerPoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the delegate course website.

Booking and payment

We are currently taking provisional bookings for this course. Please email your details to Karen Holden at Once the next date has been confirmed, you will be contacted with details.

All of our short course bookings are initially processed through our Online Store. Payment or purchase order details (for payments via invoice) are required at the time of booking (credit/debit card or PayPal is accepted).

If your employer is paying your fees, and they would prefer to be invoiced, please ensure you have your purchase order details before making your booking. Bookings are NOT confirmed until receipt of the purchase order is received at

If you have any queries relating to fees and payment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Accommodation and meals

The course fee includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day plus all course materials (provided on USB) and teaching fees. 

No accommodation is included. We do however have a preferential rate of £70 per night at Halifax Hall Hotel and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel, which is situated behind Halifax Hall. 

Full details of how to book are automatically provided upon receipt of your online booking. Alternatively, please contact us for further information.

If you have any dietary or access requirements, please contact us with your requirements at the time of booking.


Halifax Hall Hotel and Conference Centre
Endcliffe Vale Road
S10 3ER


For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Short Course Unit via email at

or call +44 114 222 2968.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 4 May 2020

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