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PPC II, PPC V & PEBM Journal Club Assignment Guide: Assignment Instructions

This guide is focused on the journal club presentation assignment in the EBM I and II courses.

HSC IV Journal Club Announcements

  • Because it is a Zoom session, we will not require students to wear white coats and ID badges, Students are required to wear semi-professional attire.The rubric has been modified because of this change. See the modified rubric on the rubric page of this guide.

Assignment Dates:

  • PPC V - Journal Club Article selection due on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Upload article to CANVAS
  • PPC V Journal Club Session - Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 10 am -12 pm
  • PPC II Journal Club Session - Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 8-10 am


Help Session Information

  • PPC V Optional Journal Club Help Session:
    • See CANVAS for details
  • PPC II Optional Journal Club Help Session:
    • TBD 12-1 pm
    • Informal session. Come with your questions about your article or about the article in general.
    • Zoom information  in AIMS

PPC II Small Group Journal Club Presentation Instructions

  • Small group information, article information, small group leader contact information, and Zoom information can be found in the PPC II course CNAVAS sites.
  • For PPC II, your small group leader will choose your journal club article. All articles will focus on obesity.
  • Everyone must participate in the oral presentation. You can divide the oral presentation however your group would like.  
  • PowerPoint/Prezi slides are optional. They will not be graded, but you may receive formative feedback.
  • You will want to practice your presentation with your group prior to the journal club session.
  • Bring your journal article to the session. You may have notes. 

How is the PPC V Journal Club Assignment Different from the PPC II Presentation?

  • Create a clinical question based upon a standardized patient encounter using PP-ICO.
  • Practice using the 7-step modified approach to answering clinical question.
  • Search for a research article that you will answer your clinical question
  • Evaluate the research article using the skills learned in previous coursework
  • Apply the research article to patient care
  • Work as a team to give an oral presentation

Students will be assigned to a small group based upon the Wasson case assigned to them in late January. Your group will be assigned to one of the following one-hour sessions on February 15th: 10-11 am or 11 am – 12 pm. See the PPC V Journal Club Presentation PPT Slides for assignment instructions. The presentation template slides from the ICE course have been provided as a template for your presentation slides. A copy of the rubric has also been provided. See CANVAS for more details.

  • Expectations of student performance compared to the PPC II Journal Club Presentation:
    • You will be expected to provide greater detail in your presentation to the statistics in the article.
    • You will be expected to apply your knowledge gained from your basic science courses and D&T I.
    • You will be expected to better apply the research to clinical practice.