Course Structure

Evidence Based Medicine, what is it?
What is Critical Appraisal?
How to find papers to answer your question?
How a paper is structured
Different forms of research
Different terminology used to describe research designs
Different categories of evidence
Hierarchy of evidence
Further terminology to be aware of
Statistical methods
Being Aware of Outcomes
Diagnostic studies
Terminology to be aware of in a diagnostic paper
Likelihood ratios and area under the curve
Critical Appraisal of a Diagnostic Study
Therapeutic studies
Treatment effect
Critical Appraisal of a Therapeutic Study
Final Quiz
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[learndash_course_progress] Onto the most important parts of therapeutic papers, what difference does the treatment make? There are several ways to describe the treatment effect, several of which can be used, consciously or not, to lead to a description that overstates the effect.

[learndash_course_progress] Ultimately as clinicians we all want to make a difference to our patients, and that comes down to therapy. Understanding whether a therapy is effective or not and if so to what extent is essential when we decide on treatment. In