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Table 1 An overview of e-EBM course curriculum

From: Harmonising Evidence-based medicine teaching: a study of the outcomes of e-learning in five European countries

Aim: To familiarise course participants with evidence based medicine (EBM) basics
Target participants: Health professionals in a clinical setting.
Learning objectives:
Upon the completion of the course, participants should be competently able to:
   • generate structured questions arising from clinical problems in practice
   • search relevant literature, identifying systematic reviews wherever possible
   • assess the quality (validity) of systematic reviews and primary research included within them
   • assess the applicability of research findings in clinical practice
   • effectively implement the output from above activities into clinical practice
E-learning modules:
Five models provide learning materials
Module 1: Asking clinical questions
Module 2: Searching the evidence
Module 3: Critical appraisal of systematic reviews (and their constituent studies)
Module 4: Applicability of the evidence to the patient
Module 5: Implementation of evidence into practice
Learning/teaching methods
   • Participants to pursue independent study by using the e-learning modules and to undertake formal assessment
    Multiple choice questions to test knowledge
    Questionnaire to test attitudes