GP Synergy EBM Online Course

GP Synergy Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Critical Appraisal Online Course for GP registrars

Welcome to the GP Synergy online course on evidence-based medicine! This program will take 4-5 hours to complete, but is divided into a number of separate modules. The modules use an online presentation platform, and you will need a modern browser (e.g., Firefox 7+, Chrome 14+, Safari, Internet Explorer 9+) on a Windows PC or Mac. Your computer will need broadband internet access.

This program uses elements from the free online course; Understanding Evidence-Based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action – Course for Physicians, that is developed and maintained by the US Cochrane Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Special acknowledgement must go to the US Cochrane Center who gave permission for their course to be used. You should feel free to complete the entire Cochrane Center course if you want more detailed teaching in evidence-based medicine.

Use the following URL to access this page: http://tiny.cc/ebm4gp

Worksheet

To get the most out of this teaching resource. download, print, and use the worksheet in conjunction with the online course.

Download the online course worksheet: click here

Modules

Each module will take 40-60 minutes to complete.  They make extensive use of video (streamed through YouTube) so you will need broadband internet access.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Why EBM is important, and asking good questions

Module 3: Critical appraisal – Part I

Module 4: Critical appraisal – Part II

Module 5: Putting it all together

Module 1 – Introduction

GP Synergy – Evidence-Based Medicine Module 1 – Introduction This module is an introduction to the concept of evidence-based medicine.  You will reflect on your current practice and explore some of the problems with “eminence” or “authority” based practice. Evidence-based medicine – Module 1 on Prezi References and optional readings US Cochrane Center: Understanding Evidence-based …

Module 2 – EBM and asking good questions

GP Synergy – Evidence-Based Medicine Module 2 – Why EBM is important, and asking good questions This module will explore explicitly the importance of evidence-based medicine with some cautionary tales from recent medical history.  You will explore and practice asking good clinical questions. Evidence-based medicine – Module 2 on Prezi References and optional readings US …

Module 3 – Critical appraisal – Part I

GP Synergy – Evidence-Based Medicine Module 3 – Critical appraisal – Part I, Searching, PICO, and Internal Validity This module will introduce the method of critical appraisal for intervention studies. Evidence-based medicine – Module 3 on Prezi References and optional readings US Cochrane Center: Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action Module 4, Section 1 …

Module 4: Critical appraisal – Part II

GP Synergy – Evidence-Based Medicine Module 4 – Critical appraisal – Part II, Results and External Validity This module will complete the critical appraisal of the study. explore a number of important statistical concepts, and you will apply the answer to the case. References and optional readings US Cochrane Center: Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation …

Module 5: Putting it all together

GP Synergy – Evidence-Based Medicine Module 5 – Putting it all together This module will consolidate what you have learnt in the online course, explore levels of evidence and use of secondary sources of evidence, and encourage you to use your EBM knowledge and skills in your practice. Evidence-based medicine – Module 5 on Prezi …

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