Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is central in decision making in healthcare, including selection of the most appropriate diagnostic tests, evaluation of prognostic factors, and selection of relevant therapeutic regimens. Despite an increasing knowledge of EBM, implementation of EBM in guidelines, health care policies and daily clinical life is a challenge. This course addresses evidence-based medicine from general concepts, asking answerable questions, searching for evidence-based documentation, appraisal of evidence in therapeutic trials and beyond, introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and implementation of EBM in daily life, procedures, and guidelines. The course will provide the participants with a thorough understanding of EBM.  

Recommended reading:
Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach It. Sharon E. Straus, Paul Glasziou, W. Scott Richardson R. Brian Haynes. Churchill Livinstone Elsevier, 4th edition, 2011.

Plus material on Moodle.

Basic understanding of research methodology, statistics, and clinical trials.

Will be announced at the course 

Organizer: Professor Lars J. Petersen

Lecturers: Invited lecturers and organisers

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 4-5 December 2014

Place: Aalborg University, location TBA

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Deadline: 13 October, 2014