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Geriatrics EBM Course 2017

First year fellows in geriatric medicine, geriatric pharmacy residents and other post-graduate trainees 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’ Guide to the Medical Literature, 2nd 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 9 weekly sessions as below.

In preparation for each session, learners will access this class website, EBM in Geriatrics, from the Duke Medical Center Library’s website and use learning aids available here. Participants will be asked to read the corresponding chapter from the Users Guide. This should take no more than 1 hour.

Readings: Most background readings will be selections from The Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature, 3rd edition as available online at JAMAevidence.  The fulltext is available if you access this through the library website or the course website.   Other readings, including articles for review, will be available in fulltext 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.

Topic, case and article: Reading:
online at JAMAevidence. (The Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature, 3rd ed.)
Intro Readings
Introduction to EBM in Geriatrics Chapters 2-4: What is EBM? EBM and the Theory of Knowledge; What is the Question?
1/17
8-9
DMP2W93
Prognosis
Mamata Yanamadala, MD, MHSc
Chapter 20: Prognosis
1/18
12-1

DMP2W97
Bias, Error, and Study Types Chapter 6: Why Study Results Mislead: Bias and Random Error
1/24
8-9
VA GRECC Conference room
Therapy
Ken Schmader, MD
Chapter 7: Therapy
1/30
12-1

DMP2W91
Searching the literature
Megan von Isenburg, MLS
Chapter 5: Finding the Evidence
1/31
8-9
DMP2W92
Systematic Review
Cathleen Colon-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

2/7
8-9:30 am
DMP2W92
Diagnosis
Mitch Heflin, MD
Chapter 18: Diagnostic Tests (required)

Chapter 16: Process of Diagnosis (optional)

TBD Harm Chapter 14: Harm