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Evidence Based Medicine Thread in the College of Medicine Legacy Curriculum: HSC III & IV: Overview

College of Medicine Curriculum Mapper, Asst. Professor of Family and Community Medicine

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Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS
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Guide Overview

This guide is focused on the evidence based medicine (EBM) class sessions within the Health Systems and Community (HSC) III & IV courses in the M2 year.

HSC IIII & IV EBM-related Course Objectives

HSC III:

  • 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.).
  • Describe how 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 affect the evaluation of literature.
  • Evaluate the clinical literature to estimate the probability of drugs and treatments benefiting or harming patient populations.

HSC IV:

  • Use statistics to answer clinical questions and prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam.
  • Critique and analyze clinical literature to estimate the probability of drugs and treatments benefiting or harming patient populations.
  • Understand and describe complexities and deficiencies when critiquing medical literature
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Course & Session Abbreviations

Course or Session Title Course/Session Abbreviation
Personal and Professional Development I PPD I
Health Systems and Community I HSC I
Health Systems and Community II HSC II
Health Systems and Community III HSC III
Principles of Clinical Medicine I PCM I
Health Systems and Community IV HSC IV
Prerequisite to the Clinical Curriculum PCC
Practice Based Learning and Improvement PBLI
   
   

 

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