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The Evidence-Based Medicine Course teaches students skills in searching and critical appraisal. It not only supports their medical studies, but also aims to give them a framework for approaching clinical decision-making throughout their future careers.

During the EBM Course, students learn to:

  • Formulate answerable clinical questions
  • Identify the type of research which best answers different classes of clinical questions
  • Recognise which research databases and secondary sources will be most helpful
  • Appraise and apply the results of different research studies, to help in the management of individual patients
  • Express the results of clinical trials in terms of both relative and absolute risk reductions
  • Be able to explain the numerical results to patients