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Biomedical Sciences - Self Directed Learning
This course provides an introduction to Evidence-based Medicine, a fundamental requirement for clinical medicine, and builds skills in the critical reading of the biomedical literature. During the M1 year, you will develop the necessary skills to be an interdisciplinary thinker and life-long learner who understands and interprets molecular, biochemical and clinical information leading to improved evidence-based medicine. These skills include formulating good questions, knowing where and how to search for information, and evaluating information to determine that it is accurate, reliable, valid and relevant.
JAMAevidence provides guides to the systematic consideration of validity, importance, and applicability of problems and outcomes in health care. It consists of textbooks, user tools, and forms useful to the critical appraisal process.
A super quick guide to practicing EBM - PDF version.
Create username/password to customize interactive flashcards for studying biochemistry, GI physiology, microbiology and other topics.
Evaluating Background Resources
Resources for Locating Background Information
Locate background information online using library resources such as e-textbooks, evidence summaries, drug directories, guides to diagnostic tests, and review articles.
This is an online collection of key medical textbooks and drug database.
Provides access to e-textbooks, clinical practice guidelines, and FirstConsult reviews.
Search by topic or medical subject terms to locate systematic reviews and protocols in health care.
This clinical reference tool integrates evidence based medicine with practical information for clinical practice on more than 3,200 clinical topics.
Essential Evidence Plus
A database of filtered, synopsized, evidence-based information, this integrated search engine allows you to simultaneously search guidelines, topics, summaries.
Search by topic for overviews of diseases and conditions, drugs/drug interactions, and links to e-textbook content.