Evidence based medicine

Course Code :1002GENGE3
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:0
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Paul Van Royen
Veronique Verhoeven
Guy Hans
Hilde Philips
Barbara Michiels
Johan Wens
Hilde Bastiaens
Rachel Hellemans
Werner Van Peer

3. Course contents *

In this module the necessity of and the handling of EBM principles are teached.
- What is evidence based medicine and how is this developed?
- Basic notions of evidence based medicine: calculation of effect or outcome measures, hard end
  points, biomarkers, effect size.
- Asking for the right questions: to draw up a clinical question following a PICO scheme
- Searching and selecting of literature, to focus on Cochrane Library and guidelines.
- Judge critically articles with different designs - including systematic reviews and qualitative research- on the basis of appraisal lists.
- How to apply evidence on patients: generalising, individualizing, what if there is no evidence
- Guidelines and recommendations: how to judge them on quality, how to use them ?
- Evidence based medicine, evidence made medicine and evidence based practice.
- Difficulties in EBM: class effect, end points applied by regulatory bodies.