PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Primary contact information...
NNLM-Greater Midwest Region
UIC-LHS GMR
1750 W. Polk St., M/C 763
Chicago IL , 60612-4330
United States
Holly Burt is the primary contact.
Phone: 312-996-2464
Fax: 312-996-2226
Resource URL: http://nnlm.gov/training/pubmedebm
Region: All

Description: The two-hour course will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice. We will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and introduce the concept of critical appraisal of the evidence. // The four-hour course is co-taught with Cleo Pappas and will provide an overview of evidence based research and practice. We will cover definitions of terms, hierarchies of quantitative and qualitative evidence, and the critical appraisal of the evidence. Exercises include formulating an evidence-based question, developing effective search strategies in PubMed to identify appropriate citations, and understanding literature related to different types of studies.

Experience Level: Beginning
Continuing Education Experience: None
CE Contact Hours: 2, 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services, Research + Analysis and Interpretation
Subject: Evidence Based Health Care, Expert Searching, Research
Course Type: Face to Face, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: By the end of this class, attendees will be able to: * Understand the concepts in evidence-based research and recognize how to ask effective answerable questions * Understand the difference between types of studies and the related literature and be able to use these correctly in search strategies * Identify areas of future study

Agenda:

2hr agenda: 
10 min: Introduction, 
20 min: Just What is Evidence-Based? (Definitions, Asking Answerable Questions/PICO), 
40 min: Studies, Studies, Studies (Study Design, Literature Analysis, Hierarchy of Evidence),
20 min: Evidence Based MeSH (PubMed MeSH, Subsets, Clinical Queries),
20 min: Critical Appraisal (Example, Discussion),
10 min: Wrap-up and Evaluation

4 hr agenda 
10 min: Introduction, 
20 min: Definitions, Asking Answerable Questions, PICO,
40 min: Studies, Studies, Studies (Study Design, Literature Analysis, Hierarchy of Evidence),
30 min: Exercises on PICO and studies
15 min: Break
20 min: Evidence Based MeSH (PubMed MeSH, Subsets, Clinical Queries),
20 min: Critical Appraisal (Example, Discussion),
40 min: Exercises
30 min: Systematic Reviews
10 min: Wrap-up and Evaluation

Need for This Course: While there are a variety of courses that delve in depth into evidence-based research, this course gives an overview of the terms and definitions - and how to search PubMed using them. This short overview was a specific request by the Kentucky Medical Library Association and will be taught on April 23rd.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, and Hands-on Exercises.

Participant Materials: The critical appraisal session will use the standard two articles discussing a clinical study related to warts and duct tape. The PowerPoint presentation will cover definitions and descriptions. Live searching of PubMed will be used to demonstrate the application of the terms described earlier in the course.

Facility Requirements: Internet access, plus a PowerPoint presentation.