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Evidence-based Medicine I Course Guide (Archived): Week 1 9/11/18

This guide provides links to information resources that can be utilized in course in-class activities and assignments.

Example from Week One Panel Discussion

Dr. Edwards mentioned the JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods during the panel discussion. See an example of an article here.

EBM I Week 1 Session Guide

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE I

WEEK 1

September 11, 2018

 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Mandatory class on September 18th. You will need your laptop for the session.
  • Complete the Basic PubMed training if you are not an experienced PubMed user. Information from the training may be covered on the EBM I exam. Advanced training will be held during next week’s class.
  • Optional Tertiary Resources assignment help session -  September 24th from 12-1 pm in room F-118.

UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS:

  • Quiz next Tuesday – PubMed and citing resources.
  • Turn in first two assessments via your drop box in the EBM I AIMS site
  • Tertiary Resources Assignment due at 5 pm on September 25th
  • Next week you must complete the literature review topic form in class.
  • Literature Review is due at 5 pm on October 16th

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HOUR 1:
TOPIC: EBM in Clinical Practice

FACULTY: Michelle Cudnik, Pharm.D., Jonathan Edwards, M.D.  


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

AT THE END OF THE PANEL DICUSSION, THE AUDIENCE WILL KNOW:

  • Expectations of students on clinical rotations with regards to EBM
  • How to utilize EBM in direct patient care
  • Importance of learning EBM/basic statistical concepts early in practice
  • Examples of how EBM/medical literature is used in clinical practice

BRING TO CLASS: Your laptop and clicker


ASSIGNED READING: None


SUPPLEMENTAL READING:  

CLASS RESOURCES:

 

TOPIC 2: Introduction to EBM I

FACULTY: Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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

  • Describe course requirements and syllabus components.
  • Utilize resources within the EBM I course guide, assignment guides, and the EBM I AIMS site.
  • Discuss Dr. Sackett’s definition of EBM
  • Explain the components of the EBM pyramid
  • List the 4 “A”s in EBM

BRING TO CLASS: Your laptop

ASSIGNED READING: None


SUPPLEMENTAL Materials:

CLASS RESOURCES:

Test Your Knowledge: Practice questions will be placed in the class session folder in AIMS. These questions are for your own self-study and will not count toward your grade.

 

BEFORE NEXT WEEK’S CLASS:

  • Complete the Basic PubMed training prior to next week’s course. Complete the training if you are not an experienced PubMed user. Information from the training may be covered on the EBM I exam. If you log-in to the videos, you will be asked questions at the end of each tutorial. These questions are similar to questions that may be on the exam. Advanced training will be held during next week’s class.
  • Quiz next week– Topics include PubMed, your literature review topic, finding and citing your literature review articles.