Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare

Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: This free web course has been created by the United States Cochrane Center as part of a project undertaken by Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE), and is designed to help consumer advocates understand the fundamentals of evidence-based healthcare concepts and skills. Registration is open and free of charge.

"# Module 1. INTRO: What is evidence-based healthcare and why is it important? (45 minutes)
# Module 2. ASK: The importance of research questions in evidence based healthcare. (40 minutes)
# Module 3. ALIGN: Research design, bias and levels of evidence. (1 hour)
# Module 4. ACQUIRE: Searching for healthcare information. Assessing harms and benefits. (1 hour 10 minutes)
# Module 5. APPRAISE: Behind the numbers: Understanding healthcare statistics. Science, speed and the search for best evidence. (1 hour 20 minutes)
# Module 6: APPLY: Critical appraisal and making better decisions for evidence-based healthcare, Determining causality. (1 hour)"

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