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EBM I Announcements
- Welcome to the EBM I course. You can find more detailed course information in the EBM I syllabus in AIMS.
The EBM I & II courses will become part of the Health Systems & Community I-IV courses for the College of Medicine beginning the 2019-2020 academic year. P1 students will take the Pharmacy Evidence Based Medicine course beginning the 2019-2020 academic year. This guide will available to students as a resource until the class of 2022 graduates.
Mid-Course Feedback from Students
We welcome constructive feedback from students. There are multiple ways that students can provide mid-course feedback to the course directors.
How can you provide feedback?
- See Professor McEwen before or after class.
- Email the course directors.
- Stop by Professor McEwen's office.
- Talk to course directors at review or help sessions.
College of Medicine Curriculum Mapper, Asst. Professor of Family & Community Medicine
Learning Center Resources
The Academic Support Staff are available to help you maximize your learning.
Learning Center Staff:
Craig Theissen,M.Ed., Director, Learning Center, firstname.lastname@example.org 330-325-6758
Dyann Whaley, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Learning Center (Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy), email@example.com 330-325-6771
Outline of Learning Center Services:
- Effective & efficient studying and learning consultations
- Time management consultations
- Course preparation/management
- Prematriculation programming
- Peer tutoring program
- Supplemental instruction/workshops
- Licensure exam preparation
Resources-provided on AIMS_Learning Center: study skills, licensure prep, ESL, LASSI, tutoring
About This Guide
This guide is students enrolled in the Evidence-based Medicine course I at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. Resources included in the guide have been selected to assist students in-class activities and assignments. See the course syllabus for more information about the course.
EBM I Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to perform the following ability-based outcomes.
- Use an evidence based medicine approach to answer clinical questions by identifying and evaluating relevant online and print information (primary literature, reference books, databases, journal articles, etc.).
- Provide answers to clinical questions orally and in writing aimed at other healthcare professionals.
- Describe the following approaches to clinical research design and common statistical tests used in these studies: meta-analyses, systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, case-control studies, cohort studies, descriptive studies, and qualitative studies.
- Calculate and interpret standard EBM measures such as number needed to treat, number needed to harm, event rates, relative risk, odds ratios, sensitivity, and specificity.
- Distinguish between nominal, ordinal, and interval types of measurement and indicate which statistical tests are appropriate for each type of measurement.
- Interpret the risk of disease based on results from diagnostic and screening tests.
- Describe Type I and Type II errors and how they affect the statistical significance and power of a test.
- Distinguish between null and alternative hypotheses, state the basic steps of hypothesis testing, and interpret confidence levels.
- Evaluate the clinical literature to estimate the probability of drugs and treatments benefiting or harming patient populations.
- Identify strategies for clinicians to discuss the clinical evidence with their patients for shared decision making and find relevant educational resources to foster patient education.
- Work in interprofessional groups to effectively present a journal club using the PP-ICONS approach.
EBM I Course Directors
- Course Director: Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS
- Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
- Asst. Course Director (COP): Michelle Cudnik, Pharm.D.
- Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
- Asst. Course Director (COM): Kristin Baughman, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Adjunct Graduate Faculty College of Graduate Studies
- Course Coordinator: Alyssa Pryor, M.Ed.