Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine

Course Information
TitleΜεθοδολογία της έρευνας και Τεκμηριωμένη Ιατρική / Research Methodology and Evidence Based Medicine
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChrysoula Pourzitaki
Course ID600015222

Programme of Study: PPS Clinical and Industrial Pharmacology - Clinical Toxicology

Registered students: 39
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCore Courses114

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
Main objectives of the course: 1. Deepening the research methodology 2. The approach of the theory of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based methods of medical research 3. The practice of searching for documented research information 4. The study of research data with the criteria of documented medicine
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction, History and Philosophy of EBM, 2. Basic elements of research methodology and research design 3. Organization and documentation of an experimental protocol 4. Examples of Internet searches for documented information 5. Organization and documentation of a clinical study 6. Examples and evaluation of documentation in a clinical study 7. Systematic Review and Post-Analysis 8. Organization, preparation and writing of a scientific paper 9. The role of EBM in diagnosis and prognosis 10. The role of EBM in clinical practice 11. EBM in Qualitative and Quantitative Research 12. Questionnaire research methodology
Research methodology, Evidence-based medicine, Databases, Clinical study, Systematic review, Meta-analysis, Qualitative research
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Distance learning, e-quiz, e-learning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Written assigments80.3
Student Assessment
1. Written assignment 2. Completing a questionnaire at the end of each two-hour period 3.Exams with multiple choice questions at the end of the unit
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΤΕΚΜΗΡΙΩΜΕΝΗ ΙΑΤΡΙΚΗ Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 1908 Έκδοση: ΤΡΙΤΗ/2010 Συγγραφείς: Sharon E. Straus ISBN: 978-960-6894-13-8 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΧΑΒΑΛΕΣ Α - ΧΑΤΖΗΣΥΜΕΩΝ Κ ΟΕ
Additional bibliography for study
Guyatt G, Rennie D, Meade MO, Cook DJ, eds. Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. 2nd Ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2008. Straus SE, Glasziou P, Richardson WS, Haynes RB. Evidence-Based Medicine. How to practice and teach EBM. Edinburg: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Fourth Edition, 2011. Gray, J. A. Muir (2009). Evidence-based health care & public health. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. Sackett DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, Haynes RB, Richardson WS (1996). "Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't". BMJ 312 (7023): 71–2. Katz, David L. (2001). Clinical Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine: Fundamental Principles of Clinical Reasoning & Research. SAGE. Rosenberg W, Donald A (1995). "Evidence-based Medicine: An approach to Clinical Problem Solving". BMJ 310: 1122–6. Greenhalgh, Trisha (2010). How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine (4th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. p. 1. Greenhalgh, Trisha (December 2001). "The limits of evidence-based medicine". Respiratory care 46 (12): 1435–40. Eddy, DM (2005). "Evidence-based Medicine: a Unified Approach". Health Affairs 24 (1): 9–17.
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