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Medicine: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Evidence-based Medicine and Research Methodology

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Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Evidence-based Medicine and Research Methodology

This longitudinal track aims to enable all students to gather and critically evaluate research information, effectively incorporate the selected information into their knowledge base and apply the knowledge in patient care, and also to lay thefoundation for future training in carrying out high quality research.

This is not a comprehensive subject guide, but rather a selective list of materials that are most useful for this track of study.

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Pyramid

Practice Guidelines

Quality guidelines are produced or endorsed by national, health or medical organization, professional society or expert panel.

Aim for studies that are higher on the "pyramid"

Introduction to EBM

Definition from MeSH (via PubMed)

An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)