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Evidence Based Medicine Thread in the College of Medicine Legacy Curriculum: HSC II 2/6/20

Places to Access Meta-Analyses

Resources for Meta-Analysis Assignment

In-Class Session

Health Systems and Community II

February 6, 2020

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS:

  • TODAY - Evidence-based Medicine Meta-analysis Evaluation
    • Due: February 14th at 11:55 pm.
    • You have been assigned a topic to search. The list of topics can be found in AIMS.
    • Search PubMed or the Cochrane Library for a relevant meta-analysis. You can set a filter in PubMed for meta-analyses.
    • Download the worksheet (Dartmouth University Biomedical Libraries Critical Appraisal Worksheet: Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Worksheet) and evaluate your meta-analysis using the worksheet.
    • Add your article citation to the worksheet. PubMed and the Cochrane Library will provide you with a citation. You can also use the AMA Citation generator to create a citation.
    • Turn in completed worksheet and meta-analysis. Your name should be included as part of the file name for both documents.
    • Turn in via AIMS assignment tool.
    • Assignment is worth 22 points. (80% or greater is a passing grade)
      • Including the citation  - 1 point
      • Question 1 - 2 points
      • Question 2 - 2 points
      • Question 3 - 2 points
      • Question 4 - 2 points
      • Question 5 - 1 point
      • Question 6 - 2 points
      • Question 7 - 1 point
      • Question 8 - 9 points (3 points per part of the question)

 

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HOUR 1:

TOPIC: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

FACULTY: Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Compare and contrast the components of narrative reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Describe the qualities of effective systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Discuss common statistical analyses found in these reviews
  • Explain the concept of heterogeneity, its possible causes and common statistical tests used to test for it
  • Identify analysis tools for determining the quality of systematic reviews

CLASS RESOURCES:

  • Comparison of Clinical Trial Phases -

SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES:

ASSESSMENTS:

  • Evidence-based medicine meta-analysis evaluation (see Announcements section)
  • Two questions on quiz 1

BIOSTATISTICS COURSE: There will be the opportunity to interpret graphs and tables from meta-analyses.