Skip to 0 minutes and 20 seconds In the past decisions about patient care were based upon the results of randomized controlled trials. However these studies are highly controlled and may not necessarily represent the conditions in the real world. Due to the increase in the use of technology, We now have access to vast amounts of health related data, often collected within the context of routine clinical care.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds It makes such a difference when you’re able to use data that actually comes from real life experience and it reflects what’s actually happening, rather than something experimental and I guess a lot of whats happened in recent years where we’ve tried to know what’s going on and healthcare has been based on modelling and synthetic data. It’s a breath of fresh air to know that we can use what’s actually there. Also we get to look outcomes we can follow patients over time and see what happens to them.Do they get better? Do they get worse? Is it something we need to treat them more? Treat them less? Change the treatment? How much they cost?
Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds Those are the kind of things we can get from real world.
Skip to 1 minute and 27 seconds I think there’s a wonderful opportunity here to learn from a combination of academic rigour and real life practice. Some of the people who are involved in developing this course have got wonderful theory and on top of that we’re adding the chance to see what’s actually happening for example with industry with major drug companies and medical device companies and how they’re using the evidence. So that will all together inform the course and the opportunity isn’t just about theory. Learners will get a chance to do the practical examples, projects, activities. Hands on hands on with the data and I think that’s going to be a great opportunity. A great course.