EXSS 36100: Medical Science II

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Defining Your Research Question

Determine and define the clinical problem
· Frame this in a question format as it will help you determine the key concepts: population, intervention and outcome.
Generate a list of keywords using PICO
· Patient or Population (what is the disorder or disease)
· Intervention
· Comparison (if any)
· Outcome (what you are hoping to assess)

Best Bets

This is a great tool for finding primary biomedical journal articles with links to some full-text.
This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles.
Cochrane Library
A collection of evidence-based medicine databases.

EBP Tutorials

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine - Duke University's and UNC-Chapel Hill's interactive tutorial
Evidence Based Practice Tutorial - University of Minnesota's interactive tutorial
Evidence Based Medicine - Duke University's guide to understanding the practice of EBM.
EBM Tutorial: Developing a Clinical Question -- Boston University's Guilde to EBM.
How to Form Answerable Clinical Questions -- Cincinnati Children's PDF with lots of clinical scenarios
Basic Evidence Links -- Cut-n-Paste the link to see University of Southern California's list of great EBM resources.

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