Course objectives are for the student to:
• Be able to understand and use basic terms of clinical epidemiology (incidence, prevalence)
• Be able to evaluate and select the most appropriate diagnostic test based on sensitivity and specificity.
• Be able to prioritize treatment regimens based on the expected benefit
• Be able to transform clinical cases into well formulated research questions
• Be able to search for primary and secondary evidence
• Be able to critically appraise the evidence
Course Content (Syllabus)
What is Evidence-Based Medicine. Basic statistical concepts. Study types - Appraisal of evidence. Formulating a research question. Search for primary and secondary evidence. Diagnostic accuracy studies and screening studies. Prognostic studies. Interventional studies (RCTs). Studies of harm.
Use of ICT in presentations, search of bibliography search, appraisal of evidence, communication with students, student presentations, knowledge assessment questionnaires, knowledge change questionnaires.