Evidence based medicine

Course Code :1002GENGE3
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:0
Credits:3
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)Veronique Verhoeven
Paul Van Royen
Guy Hans
Hilde Philips
Barbara Michiels
Lieve Peremans
Johan Wens
Hilde Bastiaens
Sibyl Anthierens
Werner Van Peer
Gunter De Win
Katleen Verheyen
Mieke Vermandere

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.