Attendance Maximum: 25
Instructor(s): Connie Schardt,
AHIP, education coordinator, Medical Center Library, Duke University,
Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m.Noon
This course is designed to introduce learners
to critical appraisal skills through understanding basic study designs
and validity issues related to reducing bias in clinical studies.
The course will focus on the basic designs in medicine (case-control,
cohort, randomized controlled clinical trial, systematic review,
and meta analysis). Learners will also discuss the criteria for
determining internal validity of therapy studies and systematic
reviews. After completing this course, learners will be better able
to identify good studies and support evidence-based medicine in
their own institutions. Teaching methods will include discussion,
group exercises, and practice in appraising articles.