Geriatrics EBM Course 2023

Post-graduate trainees in Geriatrics will participate in a course of instruction on the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). The primary text for the course will be The Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature, 3rd edition as available online at JAMAevidence. The course will combine the use of existing online didactic materials and in-person class sessions.

The introductory course will be divided into weekly sessions, most occurring on Thursdays.

In preparation for each session, learners will use this class website, EBM in Geriatrics. Participants will be asked to read the corresponding chapter from the Users’ Guides. This should take no more than 1 hour total.

Readings: Most background readings will be selections from The Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature, 3rd edition as available online at JAMAevidence.  The full-text is available if you access this through the library website or the course website.   Other readings, including articles for review, will be available in full-text form from links on this site.  To access weekly instructions and materials, please click on the link provided under “Topic and Instructor” in the table below.

Date Topic, Case and Article Reading Location
Intro Readings
Introduction to EBM in Geriatrics
Online at JAMAevidence. (The Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature, 3rd ed.) On-line/Complete Prior to 8/3/2023
Thursday, August 10th, 2023

8:00-9:00 AM

Session 1: Intro

Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS

Chapters 2-4: What is EBM? EBM and the Theory of Knowledge; What is the Question? Ctr for Aging Hub, Duke South Blue Zone, Room 2514

(2nd Floor)

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

8:00-9:00 AM

Session 2: Searching Literature

Sarah Cantrell, MLIS

Chapter 5: Finding the Evidence Medical Center Library Computer Classroom 104

(take stairs or elevator to level 1)

Thursday, Sept 14th, 2023

8:00-9:00 AM

Session 4: Therapy

Kenneth Schmader, MD

Chapter 7: Therapy CFA Hub (2514)
Thursday, Sept 28th , 2023

8:00-9:00 AM

Session 3: Bias

Liza Genao, MD

Chapter 6: Why Study Results Mislead: Bias and Random Error CFA Hub (2514)
Thursday, Oct 12th , 2023

8:00-9:00 AM

Session 5: Harm

Daniel Parker, MD

Chapter 14: Harm CFA Hub (2514)
Thursday, Oct 26th, 2023

8:00-9:00 AM

Session 6: Diagnosis

Mitchell Heflin, MD

Chapter 18: Diagnostic Tests (required)

Chapter 16: Process of Diagnosis (optional)

CFA Hub (2514)
Thursday, Nov 9th, 2023

8:00-9:00 AM

Session 7: Prognosis

Mamata Yanamadala, MBBS

Chapter 20: Prognosis
CFA Hub (2514)
Tuesday, Dec 14th, 2023

8:00-9:30 AM

Session 8: Systematic Review

Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD

Chapter 22: Process of a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Chapter 23: Understanding and Applying the Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

CFA Hub (2514)