COURSE UNIT TITLE

: DATA-BASE SEARCHING IN HEALTH SCIENCES AND EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
SBE 6054 DATA-BASE SEARCHING IN HEALTH SCIENCES AND EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE ELECTIVE 1 0 0 3

Offered By

The Institute Of Health Sciences

Level of Course Unit

Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR GÜL ERGÖR

Offered to

Public Health
Pediatric Nursing
Audiology
Psychiatric Nursing
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Laboratory Animal Science
Occupational Health
Medical Education
Canser Epidemiology Doctorate
Anatomy
Internal Medicine Nursing
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Molecular Pathology
Perfusion Techniques
Basic Oncology
Exercise Physiology
Toxicology
Physical Education and Sport Doctoral
Biochemistry
Biomechanics
CLINICAL DRUG RESEARCH
Histology and Embryology
Medical Biology and Genetics
Medical Physics
Biophysics
Fundamentals of Nursing
Physiology
Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
Translational Oncology
Medical Parasitology
Microbiology
Pharmacology
Surgical Nursing
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing
Nursing Management
Basic Neuroscience
Molecular Medicine

Course Objective

Understanding the principals of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and gaining skills to evaluate the evidence.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Defining types of medical research and explaining evidence levels
2   Effective search in medical databases
3   Defining epidemiologic measures
4   Calculating indices and risk used in evidence based medicine
5   Critically appraising literature according to Evidence Based Medicine criteria

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 What is EBM , Formulating questions, Searching for evidence, Computer exercise, Critical appraisal in medical literature, Small group discussion, Critical appraisal in a diagnostic study, Small group discussion, Critical appraisal in Meta-analysis, Small group discussion

Recomended or Required Reading

Textbook(s): Sackett D. L et al Evidence Based Medicine Churchill Livingstone 2000.
Dawson B., Trap R G, Basic and Clinical Biostatistics Mc Graw-Hill 2001.
Supplementary Book(s):
References:
Materials: Checklists for evaluating evidence

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, small group discussions, computer excercises

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 ASG ASSIGNMENT
2 FIN FINAL EXAM
3 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE ASG * 0.10+FIN* 0.90
4 RST RESIT
5 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) ASG * 0.10+RST* 0.90


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

To be announced.

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 15 1 15
Final 1 13 13
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 15 3 45
Final 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 75

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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