• Description:

    Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is central in offering patients 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 primary and secondary high level evidence documentation, appraisal of evidence in therapeutics and beyond, an overview of performing a systematic meta-analysis, and implementation of EBM in daily life, instructions and guidelines, and national recommendations. The course will provide the participants with an advanced understanding of EBM to enable them to improve the use of EBM in science, research and clinical activities. 



    Course material will be uploaded to Moodle. An excellent, brief (100 pages) introduction to the subject is: Henegan C, Badenoch D (editors). Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit. 2nd edition. BMJ Books. Blackwell Publishing. 2006. Another recommended source is Straus SE et al (editors). Evidence-based medicine. How to practice and teach it. Chruchill Livinstone, 4th edition, 2011 (300 pages).  


    A basic understanding of medical research, statistics, and clinical trials. A clinical approach is optimal. 


    Exam and oral/written evaluation.

  • Organizer: Professor, Lars Jelstrup lajp@rn.dk

  • Lecturers: Professor Lars J. Petersen & Consultant Helle D. Zacho,                           Department of Nuclear Medicine, Aalborg University Hospital. 

  • ECTS: 1,6

  • Time: December 14th and 15th 2017

  • Place: Room 106, Forskningens Hus, Klinisk Institut, Sdr Skov vej, 9000 Aalborg.

  • Zip code: 9000

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats:

  • Deadline: 23 November 2017

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.