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Pop Health: Journal Club Workshop/Discussing Evidence with Patients 8-17-2022

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Evaluating Meta-Analyses

PPC V

1/24/2023

HOUR 1:

TOPIC: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

FACULTY: Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

AT THE END OF THE ACTIVITY, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Compare and contrast the components of narrative reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Search for a relevant meta-analysis in PubMed
  • Describe criteria that can be used to evaluate the validity of a meta-analysis
  • Evaluate the validity of a meta-analysis

CLASS RESOURCES:

Why are you doing this assignment? You may want to use a meta-analysis for your article for your PBLI presentations. You can use the worksheet to show the validity of the meta-analysis in your presentation. 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Search for a meta-analysis using PubMed or the Cochrane Library. 
    • PubMed: You can set a filter under article type for met-analysis
      • PubMed will provide a citation for the meta-analysis.
    • Cochrane Library: Do a keyword search. Make sure you choose a Cochrane Review.
      • Cochrane will provide you a citation for the systematic review.
    • If you are unsure if your article is a meta-analysis, email Professor McEwen
  • Download the JBI Systematic Review Evaluation Worksheet.
  • Add your article citation to the document.
  • Complete the worksheet
  • Upload your completed worksheet and article to the PPC V assignment tool in CANVAS.
  • This assignment can be turned in at any time from the first day of PPC V to the due date 1/31/2023 at 11:55 pm.

SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES:

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Worksheet - Upload worksheet and your article to the assignment tool in CANVAS by 11:55 pm on January 24th. You can complete this assignment at any point prior to January 24th.

Journal Club Workshop

Population Health
August 17, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HOUR 1: 8-9 am
TOPIC: How to Read a Research Article: Journal Club Workshop

FACULTY: Paul Lecat, M.D., Jessica Ferrell, Ph.D., & Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this session, students will be able to:

  • List the components of a research articles and explain how physicians can apply basic and clinical research to patient care.
  • List some common pitfalls often missed in research articles and discuss why literature evaluation is a necessary skill for physicians.
  • Answer questions about the components of a research article discussed and complete an article evaluation worksheet in class.

PRIOR To CLASS: Read the assigned article

ASSESSMENT: None

SESSION RESOURCES: See CANVAS for the the link to the article. You will need the student session guide from AIMS and the journal article during class.

Second Hour of Class

HOUR 2: 9-10 am
TOPIC: How to Discuss the Evidence with Your Patients / Patient Education Materials / Misinformation

FACULTY: Paul Lecat, M.D., Jessica Ferrell, Ph.D., & Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this session, students will be able to:

  • List and discuss methods that physicians can use to explain the evidence from research when providing patient care.
  • Explain shared decision making and why it is important to patient care.
  • List respected patient education websites and resources, including websites with information written in languages other than English and easy-to-read material.
  • Discuss why misinformation is dangerous for medicine.

 

Patient Education Resources